Thursday, July 22, 2010

Legal Update - non payment of Increments

The claim for unlawful deduction of wages has been lodged for 370 members. ACAS have advised the Council's position is that no decision will be taken until a meeting of the full Council in August. The Council has until 2nd August to lodge the ET3 (their response to our ET1) but in the meantime the Employment Tribunal Office has arranged a hearing for 24th August at 9.30am in Aberdeen.

Unite and GMB have lodged ET1s claiming sex discrimination and less favourable treatment of part time workers for non payment of increment. An article in todays Daily Mail suggests that our claims are the same as the GMB/Unite claims, which clearly they are not.