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Let's Discuss TUPE and What it Entails

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When it comes to TUPE, there are many things to consider. But one of the most critical questions is: do you have to TUPE cleaners? The short answer is yes, but there are some exceptions. Here's everything you need to know about TUPE and cleaners.

What is TUPE?
TUPE stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations. In the UK, TUPE protects the rights of employees when their job is transferred to another employer. This includes cases where there is a merger, acquisition, or outsourcing.

If you're considering transferring your cleaning staff to another employer, you need to be aware of the TUPE regulations. Failure to comply with TUPE can result in legal action from your employees.

The first thing you need to do is inform and consult with your employees about the transfer. This includes providing them with information about the new employer, their contact details, and any changes to their working conditions or salaries. You must also give them enough time to discuss the transfer and raise any concerns they may have.

The next step is to consult with employee representatives, such as trade unions. You need to agree on any measures that will be taken concerning the transfer, such as changes to terms and conditions or redundancies. You must still consult with employees individually if there are no employee representatives.

Once the transfer has occurred, the new employer must recognize any previous employer's trade unions. They must also notify employees of any changes to their contract of employment within one month of the transfer taking place. And finally, they must take on any collective agreements that were in place at the previous employer.

TUPE can be a complex area, but it's essential to make sure you comply with the regulations if you're thinking about transferring your cleaners to another employer. By following the steps outlined above, you can avoid any legal action from your employees and ensure a smooth transition for everyone involved. Thanks for reading and if you would like more help or advice schedule a walkthrough today and get a free no-obligation cleaning proposal within 24 hours.