Zetland FM Local News - 4th Mar 2016
A round up of Local News in Redcar and Cleveland for 4th March 2016
Former SSI workers have been awarded £6.25m by an Employment Judge in court on Teesside yesterday.
The successful case was taken on behalf of over 1,100 members by the steelworkers’ union Community.
Workers who were part of Community’s claim will now receive from the government’s Redundancy Payments Office their share of the award up to a maximum of 8 weeks’ pay, subject to statutory limits and deductions. The headline figure would have been over £14m, but because SSI are bankrupt workers will only get the share that the Government pays.
A handful of the workers in Community’s claim will need to await the outcome of the case being pursued by Unite.
Redcar RNLI volunteers were in action yesterday when a car was found swamped on the beach. There were initial concerns that people may have been trapped inside the vehicle.
The alarm was raised at 12.40pm by a member of the public when they saw a Land Rover Freelander on the beach near the Granville Terrace slipway at Redcar. Water was reaching the top of the wheels and the car’s horn was sounding, raising concerns that people were stranded inside.
The car had been used by four men to launch a small speed boat from the beach.
The lifeboat launch was cancelled after one of the RNLI team went to the location and was able to confirm that nobody was trapped.
A Redcar fisherman used a tractor to pull the vehicle clear of the sea. He then assisted the men to recover their craft onto a trailer and pull it to safety.
Police are appealing for information after 35 hens were stolen and four cockerels were found headless at an allotment in New Marske.
The animals were found after someone entered the allotment at the rear of New Marske Methodist Church overnight on Tuesday 1st March into Wednesday 2nd March.
Investigating officer, PC Rowe, said that to have someone find their animals hurt in such a way is unthinkable and sickening.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the stolen hens or those responsible is asked to contact PC Rowe at Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.