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Unfairly dismissed workers face further attacks from govt

18 January 2013

In response to the Ending the Employment Relationship consultation, the government has confirmed that it will go ahead with policies that attack unfairly dismissed workers, including the introduction of a 12-month pay cap on compensatory awards for those who are unfairly dismissed and more measures to encourage financial settlement outside of court rather than justice through an employment tribunal for affected employees.

Abolition of Agricultural Wages Board 'would transfer £250m from the pockets of the poor to those of the rich'

18 January 2013

As much as £250 million will be transferred from the pockets of low-paid rural workers to the "coffers of landowners and farmers" if the government's proposals to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board are passed into law.

Govt set to introduce employment tribunal fees in July?

17 January 2013

The government seem to be gearing up to start charging claimants employment tribunal fees from July 2013.

SLSC recommends review into consultation process following IER campaign

17 January 2013

Following a campaign by the IER, the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) has urged the government to conduct an immediate, independent review into its new approach to consultation.

Coalition plays dirty to abolish Agricultural Minimum Wage

17 January 2013

Angry peers criticise government for springing the proposed abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board on them instead of following the correct procedures.

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