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Duty to consult with trade unions - Public and Commercial Services Union v Minister for the Cabinet Office. [QBD (Admin)] 18.07.2017 (Unreported)

The court construed the Superannuation Act 1972 s.1(3) and s.2(3D) concerning the Minister of the Cabinet Office's duty to consult upon schemes which reduced the amount of compensation payable to civil servants upon exiting the civil service. Properly construed, the provisions imposed a duty to consult with trade unions on the particular terms of the scheme being put forward. If a proposal was to be modified, the minister had to go back to all the unions and re-check their agreement; he was not entitled to impose conditions upon a union's participation in discussions. Application granted in part
Category: Constitutional Law » Government administration; Human Rights. Keyword(s): Employment law; Trade unions; Public sector employees; Equality Duty. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.
Source: [2017] EWHC 1787 (Admin).

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