27 July 2017
Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling on employment tribunal fees, which found in favour of Unison, Avis Gilmore, Assistant General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said:
“This is a great win for all workers. It was morally wrong to introduce charges in the first place, making it difficult and expensive for those not in trade unions to bring their case to court. Furthermore, it gave a green light to bad employers to disregard the rights of workers, and it made negotiating settlements that much harder. The workplace has been made a fairer place now thanks to the Supreme Court's decision.
“The Government’s complete failure to rely on good evidence when introducing these fees, or to heed the evidence of their unfair effect on access to justice, has been comprehensively exposed by the Supreme Court’s analysis.”