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FIVE UNIONS ISSUE WRITS AGAINST GOVERNMENT OVER TUPE RIGHTS

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Unison and four other trade unions yesterday issued writs against the government for failing to implement the Europ...
Unison and four other trade unions yesterday issued writs against the government for failing to implement the European Union's Acquired Rights Directive, which gives rights to workers if their jobs are transferred, reports the Financial Times (p10).

The government recently fell into line with the directive by extending coverage to public sector employees in the TUPE regulations, which implemented the EU directive. But employees who were not covered between 1981 and 1993 and who suffered as a result might be able to claim backdated damages after a ruling by the European Court of Justice, says the paper.

The five unions are taking the action on behalf of 128 individuals who were affected in this way. The unions say tens of thousands of people may have claims but that a 'negotiated settlement' is still on the table.
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