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WELSH CONTINUE TO ABANDON DETRIMENT

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Camarthenshire BC no longer intends to apply detriment regulations to around 114 staff who have transferred to the ...
Camarthenshire BC no longer intends to apply detriment regulations to around 114 staff who have transferred to the authority.

This latest retreat from the controversial scheme to compensate staff who have taken a pay cut after reorganisation leaves only a few Welsh councils still applying the regulations.

Lawyers for Unison Wales are now preparing a number of test cases for a High Court challenge to the scheme.

'Around 100 people in Wales are still affected who in our view should not be on detriment payments,' said Howard Marshall, a regional officer for Unison Wales.

Camarthenshire branch secretary Dave Harvey said his council's climbdown was a surprise.

'But they could see at the end of the day that with these cases going to court and the likelihood of Unison winning them, they couldn't justify the additional costs of going to court themselves.'

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