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Unison renews legal battle against ET fees, and court says charges must be repaid if illegal

24 July 2013

Public service union Unison plans to renew its legal challenge over the introduction of Employment Tribunal (ET) fees, and a Scottish court has instructed the government to pay back all ET charges if they are found to be illegal.

MPs call for Crossrail blacklisting investigation

24 July 2013

The Scottish Affairs Select Committee, which has been running an inquiry into blacklisting in the construction industry, has called on the government to launch an investigation into the practices of the Bam Ferrovial Kier consortium (BFK) on the Crossrail project.

Govt tries to appeal EAT decision on Usdaw vs Woolworths that found in favour of union

24 July 2013

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is attempting to appeal an Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) decision that sided with the argument of the trade union involved.

Unison judicial review may push back ET fee implementation

19 July 2013

Unison's judicial review against the government's new Employment Tribunal fees may push the date of their implementation back from 29 July 2013.

Lobbying Bill barely touches the rich, but slams workers

19 July 2013

The new Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill, published by government earlier this week, has been widely criticised for its failure to significantly affect rich donors, but crackdown hard on trade unionists.

ECJ unexpectedly finds in favour of employer in Alemo-Herron vs. Parkwood Leisure TUPE Case

19 July 2013

Trade unionists and lawyers have been waiting with baited breath for the decision, which it had been hoped would change TUPE law in favour of employees.

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