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The company is closing the branch i work in. the head office

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the company is closing the branch i work in. the head office will continue to run the branch from JHB. What package should i expect
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: South Africa Law
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Surely i should get more than just one week for every year i have worked? I have been loyal to this company and they have been running for over 20 years now. Can i take them to the CCMA?
Expert:  Freddie Lombard replied 2 months ago.

Good morning Dean,

Thank you for your question. I will try to assist you in answering it today but please feel free to ask as many follow up questions as you like until you are 100% satisfied.

When a company closes a branch it is the same effect as with dismissal for operational requirements, or in lay terms retrenchments.

Assuming that the company has followed all the proper processes as set out in the Labour Relations Act (section 189), you can expect a retrenchment package equal to one week's wage for each completer year (12 months) of service.

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