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re·dun·dan·cy

(rē-dŭn'dăn-sē),
Occurrence of linearly arranged, largely identical, repeated sequences of DNA.

redundancy

Medtalk The duplication of time-sensitive or failure-prone equipment–eg, computer server, surgical supplies, etc–allowing the system or surgeon to switch to a backup device with minimal compromise in Pt management or critical systematic functions or activities. See Laparoscopic surgery.
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A BUCU source added: "We have started an indicative ballot asking our members whether they would be in favour of industrial action over the issues around redundancies but also grant capture targets, disciplinary procedures and performance management.
An ABM UHB spokesperson also said redundancies were part of reorganisation and the costs had been recouped in savings.
ABM UHB also said redundancies were part of reorgnisation and the costs had been recouped in savings.
It said it had done everything to avoid "non-applicant" redundancies, and 84% of those losing their jobs in the latest tranche had applied for redundancy.
A spokesman for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council said reducing the overall head count had already secured more than PS40m worth of savings over recent years He said: "Inevitably, there is an up-front cost to such a process, but the mechanism of voluntary redundancies or early retirement is only utilised, if the financial business case backs it, and demonstrates the appropriate savings moving forward.
The number of voluntary redundancies at Llandyrnog is 12.
Greater Southern AHS sought expressions of interest from experienced nurses and then tried to push through redundancies, without consultation with the NSWNA.
If fewer than 20 redundancies are planned, statutory dismissal applies, which entitles you to information necessary to understand any decision.
Coun Watson claimed the figure of 700 would be for this year only and more redundancies will follow in coming years.
If your new employers are proposing to make 20 or more people redundant within a 90-day period at your location, they are also obliged to consult with you regarding the redundancies.
Phil Siddle, spokesman for public sector union Unison, said he was hopeful that the trust would make an effort to consult staff fully before decisions were made on redundancies.
In the Netherlands and Spain, regional employment offices must authorise redundancies, In France, Germany, Austria and Luxembourg, employers are required to fund a social plan that may cover both financial compensation and measures to alleviate the impact of redundancies.