redundancy

noun (BrE)
ADJECTIVE
large-scale, major, mass, massive

The closure of the mine led to large-scale redundancies.

possible, threatened
compulsory, voluntary
staff
further
… OF REDUNDANCIES
round, wave

a fresh wave of redundancies

VERB + REDUNDANCY
make

The bank will be making 3 500 redundancies over the next five years.

lead to, result in
avoid
announce
rule out
be threatened by, be threatened with, face

Sixty workers at the factory face redundancy.

be offered
accept, take, volunteer for

34 members of staff have taken voluntary redundancy.

REDUNDANCY + NOUN
programme
notice

Redundancy notices have been sent to 200 workers.

package, terms
money, pay, payment
costs

Most of the companies' losses stemmed from redundancy costs.

PHRASES
the threat of redundancy

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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