Unite welcomes Labour pledge to scrap employment tribu...

Unite welcomes Labour pledge to scrap employment tribunal fees

01 April 2015

Labour’s workplace manifesto offers working people the hope of a “government on their side” and an “economy based on secure well paid jobs” said Len McCluskey. the leader of Britain’s largest union Unite today (Wednesday 1 April).

Welcoming today’s launch of Labour’s workplace manifesto ‘A Better Plan for Britain’s Workplaces’ and a pledge to scrap employment tribunal fees Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “David Cameron has presided over an economy which has seen living standards plummet while the world of work has become increasingly insecure. 

“His is a record of people working harder, but getting poorer while protections and access to justice to right the wrongs of bad bosses have been ripped up.

“Decent people have been shut out of justice and cheated out of wages while rogue bosses have been given a free hand to discriminate thanks to his government’s introduction of tribunal fees. 

“When you start to charge people on the minimum wage more than a month's wages to get back the pay stolen from them, then as a government you are just as bad as the rogues. Bad bosses celebrated the day this law was passed. Today, working people get some hope back.

 “Labour’s workplace manifesto offers workers and their families a choice - more attacks on their rights in the workplace and an economy that works for a few at top, or a government on their side building an economy for all based on secure well paid jobs and dignity in the workplace.” 


For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869. 

Notes to editors:

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.