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By | Paul Kunert 24th September 2013 11:23

2e2 staffers get day in court over unpaid pre-meltdown wages

18 and 19 December hearing dates set. Christmas bonus, anyone?

Hundreds of former 2e2 UK employees will be told just days before Christmas at a Reading tribunal whether wages owed to them will be paid in full or not.

There are some 356 claimants of 2e2 UK Ltd, Oakley Capital Ltd, Daisy Data Centre and Telefonica, a clerk at Reading tribunal told The Channel.

The hearing date has been set for 18 and 19 December with solicitor Jenny Andrews at Andrews Employment Law Consultants representing the "majority" of claimants, the clerk added.

Other staff who were TUPE'd across to rival service providers following 2e2's collapse will have to wait until sometime during autumn 2014 before they can expect to have their case put before an adjudicator.

Ten UK subsidiaries of 2e2 went into administration on 28 January, as world + dog knows, and a day later administrator FTI Consulting gave 319 workers their marching orders.

After struggling to find a buyer for the business as a going concern, FTI started to break up the 2e2 group, selling the data centre business to Daisy Group and the O2 Unify joint venture to O2.

A total of 972 staff were made redundant during the administration process, a progress report by FTI Consulting recently filed at Companies House revealed. Another 260 transferred under TUPE to new employers.

The report added that administrator FTI expected to cough a full dividend to preferential creditors of 2e2 UK Ltd. ®

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