Tuesday 16 October 2018 / 3:06 PM Jon Trickett / Trade Union

Government’s £3m compensation to union nails the lie Ministers acted out of necessity

Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, commenting on news the Government has paid £3 million in compensation to the Public and Commercial Services union, said:

“This ruling nails the lie that the Government is acting out of necessity when it repeatedly seeks to attack trade unions. It is plainly a political decision and part of a wider agenda to drive down pay and conditions at work.

“It is clear the Tories will stop at nothing, including breaching fundamental legal rights of dedicated people who work hard to serve the public.

“The union is absolutely right to campaign against austerity and cuts to public services, and was right to fight this unlawful attack on its finances.”