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TUC WARNS OF LEGAL THREAT TO PART-TIME WORK RULES

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The Trades Union Congress will warn today that the government is likely to face a legal challenge to its part-time ...
The Trades Union Congress will warn today that the government is likely to face a legal challenge to its part-time work regulations when they come into force next month.

The Financial Times (p3) reports that the TUC believes the government is doing the minimum possible to extend part-time workers rights in order to placate business lobbyists.

John Monks, the TUC's general secretary, said: 'These draft regulations are perhaps the weakest and most disappointing produced by this government. Cleary the order has gone out to make them as weak as possible and in practice they will make no difference to the vast majority of part-time workers.'

The TUC is making a number of complaints about the regulations. They are seen as over-complex while part of the EU directive covering protection against dismissal has been left out.
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