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PAPERS ON WORKERS' RIGHTS DUE

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Major consultation papers on transferred workers' rights and collective redundancies are due from the Department of...
Major consultation papers on transferred workers' rights and collective redundancies are due from the Department of Trade and Industry next month. Rules on consulting staff in redundancies could be changed as early as the spring.

The papers will be published simultaneously. One discusses Britain's position on the European Acquired Rights Directive and the other deals with employee consultation in collective redundancies.

A DTI official said the paper on redundancies would probably suggest a reduction in the 20-person threshold required for staff consultation.

This could be changed with regulations as early as spring, which would closely follow the government's planned white paper on fairness at work. 'There is definitely political will there to do something about these,' the spokesman said.

The paper will also propose a statutory framework for staff representatives where unions are not recognised.

The consultation paper on TUPE will discuss the EC's proposed revisions and invite 'helpful amendments which could be made'.

Local Government Management Board employers' secretary Charles Nolda said the board already advised councils to consult staff in all redundancies as good management practice.

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