Union pleased over abolition of hearing fees
THE ARGYLL and Bute branch of trade union UNISON has welcomed the news that the Scottish government intends to abolish fees for employment tribunals.
This announcement comes the week after UNISON vowed to go to the UK Supreme Court in its ongoing fight to appeal against the UK government’s decision to introduce employment tribunal fees across the UK – after the Court of Appeal rejected UNISON’s case.
A spokesman for the branch said: ‘We welcome the Scottish government’s intention to abolish fees for employment tribunals. It is shocking and disgusting that there are fees in the first place.
‘Fees limit access to tribunals for people in lower-paid jobs, making the system unfair.
‘Also, often it is people in lower-paid jobs who bear the brunt of unfair treatment in the workplace.’