SEStran is committed to maintaining, as far as possible, the security of employment for its employees and the avoidance of compulsory redundancies. Every effort will therefore be made to ensure that measures are taken to reduce the likelihood of such a scenario arising. It is recognised however, that from time to time, a number of internal and external factors impact on how services are delivered which in turn impacts on the number of employees required. It also accepts that there may be situations where employees may express an interest in severance. The Severance Policy aims to ensure that all employees will be treated fairly and the process applied is transparent and objective. The principles of the policy will be applied to severance and both voluntary and compulsory redundancy situations. The policy will be implemented in consultation with all recognised Trade Unions.