UNISON warning on Government employee transfer consultation April 11th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments UNISON warning on Government employee transfer consultation UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is warning that government plans to weaken the rules protecting workers when they transfer from one employer to another, could spark an increase in costly legal challenges. The government is planning to strip away the 2006 amendments to the TUPE regulations (Transfer of Undertaking Protection of Employment) which were put in place to clarify who the regulations covered. Doing so will increase legal uncertainly and fuel a rise in the number of costly legal challenges for public bodies, workers, companies and unions. The union also believes that the move is designed to fuel the government’s privatisation agenda, which has been synonymous with declining wages and service quality in the UK. Bronwyn McKenna, UNISON assistant general secretary, said: “Changing the rules that protect employees transferred from one employer to another will remove vital clarity, fuelling a rise in costly legal claims. Employers have told us that they do not support these changes – we are calling on the government to see sense and keep this vital protection for employers and employees. “UNISON is also deeply concerned about the real reason behind these changes – they will make damaging privatisation of public services easier. The public will pay a high price as there could be a race to the bottom in contracting and the quality of public services suffers.” The union’s full submission is available here: http://www.unison.org.uk/file/UNISON%20Response%20to%20TUPE%20consult%202013.pdf Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!