United Kingdom - Government plans cuts to civil service redundancy scheme - July 21, 2010

The PCS civil service union may return to the courts to defend the current redundancy compensation scheme. The union recently won two High Court rulings against the previous government that had tried to change the scheme without proper negotiation. Despite these rulings, the new government is pushing through legislation to cut the scheme. PCS is also challenging the government’s claims about the scheme, arguing that it has exaggerated the levels of compensation by focusing on the maximum payments for those with the longest service. PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “We will be studying the proposed legislation in detail, but our advice suggests the government might be repeating the mistakes of the previous administration in acting outside the law, simply to make it easier and cheaper to cuts tens of thousands of jobs” (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 April, May and June 2010).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/373;  

http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/news_centre/index.cfm ...


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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