Hello Our employer (Local Government) has decided to put our IT Dept out to tender. They have told us that written into the contract with the tender winner will be a clause that we will be employed by that company with our pay and entitlements recognized and guaranteed for 12 months. We rejected that offer and requested redundancy but it was refused. I believe they are relying on the "transmission" clause to avoid redundancy payments. Here is the clause they are quoting... 15. TRANSMISSION OF BUSINESS 15.1 In this Clause “business” includes trade, process, business or occupation and includes part of any such business and “transmission” includes transfer, conveyance, assignment or succession whether by agreement or by operation of law, and “transmitted” has a corresponding meaning. 15.2 Where positions have been declared redundant as a consequence of transmitting the business to an external provider, the redeployment procedure prescribed in this Agreement will apply, and all reasonable steps will be taken to find suitable alternative employment within Council. 15.3 At the end of the redeployment process for employees who have not been transmitted, if no suitable offer of redeployment at the same level was available to the employee and/or no voluntary redeployment occurred, the employee will be eligible for a separation package in accordance with the redundancy provisions of this Agreement and payment of all other accumulated leave entitlements. The way I read 15.3 is that if I refuse to accept voluntary redeployment then I qualify for a redundancy. Am I correct or just optimistic?