GMB call on Addison Lee to clarify when Project Tristar Ltd employees will receive outstanding pension contributions
GMB CALL ON ADDISON LEE TO CLARIFY WHEN OUT OF POCKET PROJECT TRISTAR LTD EMPLOYEES WILL RECEIVE OUTSTANDING PENSION CONTRIBUTION PAYMENTS AFTER COMPANY IS REPORTED TO PENSIONS REGULATOR THREE TIMES
Addison Lee are pulling the wool over the eyes of their employees and The Pensions Regulator, says GMB London
GMB have called on Addison Lee to explain when out of pocket drivers will receive outstanding pension contribution payments after failing to deposit them into employee’s pension accounts for the 7 months from February to August 2019.
The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) have reported the Addison Lee-owned Project Tristar Ltd three times to The Pensions Regulator following several reminders to the company that they either have not paid contributions to NEST on time or they failed to notify them that contributions weren’t due to be paid, breaching their legal duty as an employer.
Addison Lee attempted to reassure members in July that the failed payments, which now total a minimum of £1000 for each employee, were due to an administrative delay by NEST in accepting Project Tristar’s requests to officially change the name of the delegate in charge of manually uploading pension contributions, and that payments would be made imminently. However, only one month’s worth of payments has been paid since that time.
Project Tristar employees and GMB have questioned Addison Lee’s failure to communicate with NEST about the reasons for their failed payments which as a result has led to them being reported to the Pensions Regulator. This is despite assurances from board members at Addison Lee, that this issue is their number one priority.