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FUTURE OF TUPE SAVED BY EUROPEAN COMMISSION

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Government hopes of curtailing legal protection for public sector workers in concerns which are taken over by contr...
Government hopes of curtailing legal protection for public sector workers in concerns which are taken over by contractors were dashed yesterday by the European Commission, the Guardian reports (P10).

The commission has agreed to revise a score of directives on the principle of subsidiarity, including the TUPE directive.

The paper comments that ministers had hoped a weakened directive would open up the way for the CCT programme. But Padraig Flynn, the social affairs commissioner, told MEPs in Strasburg that he did not intend to weaken employee protection.
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