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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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More than 80% of the SSI workforce has applied online to the Redundancy Payments Service.
Across Wales, Labourrun health boards must ensure that redundancy payments are value for money and that precious money is being used wisely.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has spent PS785,140 on nine redundancies over 2011-12, while Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board paid out PS211,000 over the past three years in redundancy payments for fewer than 10 staff.
In October last year, pending redundancy applications had come to 10,721.
The Contractor shall contact then the employee over and takes care information to the employee regarding the terms and conditions that are required to be able to proceed to the (timely) payment of the redundancy pay.
Those who applied for voluntary redundancy will leave on or before December 17 this year, and those who did not will leave on or before June 17 2014.
Two bailiffs calling And a redundancy in a Remploy factory On the third day of Christmas this Government gave to me.
However, councils said savings from reducing staff numbers would outweigh the cost of redundancy packages over the long term.
It meant staff who received their last wage packets in August have been unable to receive redundancy money.
The difficulty with the decision, however, is that just a month earlier the president of the EAT had decided in another case which turned on the same principles and in which the same authorities were cited, that there was a redundancy situation where hours were reduced.
No Gurkhas put in for voluntary redundancy, so the losses may prove to be especially provocative.
A FIRM providing work for disabled people has received 36 applications for voluntary redundancy from staff at its factories in Yorkshire.