United Kingdom - Union wins second court rules over redundancy scheme - June 21, 2010

Following its earlier victory over the government, the PCS civil service union has won a second High Court ruling over the redundancy compensation scheme. After the first ruling the government was supposed to agree changes to the scheme with the union. However, the two sides did not agree and in this second ruling the court has decided that most of the government-imposed changes (apart from those dealing with age discrimination) to the scheme are null and void. The new coalition government will now have to negotiate with the union if it wants to make any changes to the scheme. PCS deputy general secretary Hugh Lanning said: “We are delighted with the ruling, that proves our members were right to oppose the cuts that the previous government tried to force through” (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 December 2009; Year 3 February, April and May 2010).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/369;

http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/news_centre/index.cfm/id/7518B8FC ...


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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