Civil servants win back right for check-off dues collection



PUBLIC-SECTOR union PCS won its legal challenge yesterday against a government department which had banned it from collecting members’ dues through the check-off system.
Judge Elisabeth Laing ruled that it was unlawful for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to stop the PCS using the system.
The judgement opens the way for the union, which has been forced to spend considerable time and resources re-recruiting tens of thousands of members to pay by direct debit, to claim damages for loss of income.
And PCS said it is now considering further legal challenges against other government... read more

 
14 May 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 37
Source: Morning Star
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