STUC welcomes landmark Employment tribunal fees decision; congratulates Unison on key victory

July 26th 2017

Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary Grahame Smith said: “This landmark victory will ensure that access to employment justice is returned to thousands of workers and that those who were forced to pay for cases will now be reimbursed. It is a disgrace that many, many other workers have been denied justice over the past four years because fees dissuaded them from taking cases.

“The success also proves how vital it is to be part of the collective trade union movement. It is only because Unison was able to pool the resources of its membership to challenge this ruling that workers everywhere will benefit.

“The Scottish Government has been pledged to remove employment tribunal fees as soon as the operation of the Employment Tribunal is devolved to Scotland. We are grateful for their support, which we actively lobbied to achieve, and now look forward to agreeing a new tribunal landscape for Scotland free from the blight of ET fees.”


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