Lawyers advise axed Bruck Textiles workers

Lawyers Helen Collins and Ty Redmond have given advice to former workers. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

Lawyers Helen Collins and Ty Redmond have given advice to former workers. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

SOME of the dismissed workers at Wangaratta’s Bruck Textile Technologies took advantage of free legal advice yesterday.

Wangaratta law firm Nevin Lenne Gross opened its door to help with assistance for those seeking their entitlements after the manufacturing plant went into liquidation last week.

Bruck left 60 workers jobless, forcing them to rely on the federal government to pay entitlements totalling $3.8 million.

The company remains idle this week before re-opening its doors as a new entity, Australian Textile Mills, on Monday.

About 80 of the 130 remaining employees have so far signed a letter of employment with the new company.

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Lawyers Helen Collins and Ty Redmond, who have experience in employment law and redundancies, took half a dozen enquiries yesterday and said their door was open.

“The restructure at Bruck Textiles has left a lot of shocked workers without a job,” Ms Collins said.

“It’s about letting these workers know that legal advice is available locally.

“Some of these workers may never have been through a process like this.”

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