Part time soldiers from disbanded Royal Irish Regiment settle redundancy claim

More than 1,000 part-time soldiers have won a pensions and redundancy rights case against the Ministry of Defence.

The 1,100 soldiers were awarded special one-off payments of £14,000 each when their regiment, the Royal Irish Regiment, was disbanded.

They took the MoD to an industrial tribunal for discrimination because full-time colleagues were awarded redundancy payments and pensions.

According to the BBC, a £6.7m out-of-court settlement was reached, with the claimants receiving between £1,500 and £50,000, depending on past earnings and length of service.

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