Staff at a number of LSL branches have formed a ‘collective’ to raise an official written grievance at the way closures and redundancies are being handled.
The branches are in the south of the country.
Among their claims is that LSL is apparently treating each separate branch as an employer with branch closures on February 19.
Their formal grievance says that as a collective employed by Your Move, the notice period cannot take effect until later.
The letter says the news of the redundancies and branch closures – which was broken via a recorded message on conference call a week ago today – came as a massive disappointment.
It says: “In the aftermath . . . staff have been left very much in the dark . . . with Property Industry Eye seeming better informed than many staff with regard to the impending changes.”
The letter says that it was also unacceptable that staff were told that the conference call was about training.
The letter goes on to express concerns about the consultation process, which appears to hinge on the basis that each office is the employer.
The branches say that they feel this is an entirely unfair process.
An LSL spokesperson said: “As announced last week, some Your Move and Reeds Rains branches are merging and closing; staff are currently in consultation.”