Bill to regulate solicitors ‘risks another miners’ compensation fiasco’ – The Times

Posted October 15th, 2007 in consumer protection, legal services, news, solicitors, trade unions by sally

“Plans for a shake-up of the legal profession, to be debated by MPs today, could lead to another fiasco like the miners’ compensation scheme, because trade unions would be exempt from consumer safeguards, Conservative MPs say.”

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The Times, 15th October 2007

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Jail dispute set to spread to other public sector unions despite talks – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in industrial action, news, prison officers, trade unions by sally

“More strikes by prison officers look inevitable in the wake of the government’s response to this week’s wildcat action. The justice secretary, Jack Straw, is due to meet union leaders today for ‘meaningful talks’, but both sides appeared headed for a confrontation which could spread to other public sector unions.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2007

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Union cleared over gender pay claim – The Times

Posted July 31st, 2007 in news, sex discrimination, trade unions by michael

“One of the country’s biggest trade unions did not discriminate against female members in its negotiations on equal pay claims, an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled today. ”

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The Times, 31st July 2007

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