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SRB STAFF REQUIRED TO WAIVE EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS (HANSARD)

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Partnerships involved in Single Regeneration Budget Challenge Fund schemes have been advised that where waivers hav...
Partnerships involved in Single Regeneration Budget Challenge Fund schemes have been advised that where waivers have not been agreed with staff, any claims for unfair dismissal or redundancy costs will not be eligible for grant assistance, environment minister Paul Beresford told the commons (WA 30 October col 120).

Labour MP Joan Walley had asked the minister whether the government would review its decision to require fixed term contracts under SRB projects to contain waivers of rights to claims for unfair dismissal and redundancies.

Mr Beresford said it was for partnerships to determine themselves the terms and conditions for any staff they employed directly, however: 'It is government's policy that fixed-term contracts should contain waivers of rights to claims for unfair dismissal and redundancy, as provided under section 107 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.'

He added: 'Partnerships involved in SRB challenge fund schemes have been advised that any claims for unfair dismissal or redundancy costs incurred by them as the result of the absence of such waivers will not be eligible for grant assistance where staff were employed on fixed-term contracts after the advice was issued to them.'
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