The way the government has implemented cuts to redundancy terms for the civil service will be challenged by the Public and Commercial Services union at a judicial review starting on Thursday 22 April.
The union's case is that by failing to gain the consent of PCS, the largest civil service union, the government had no authority to impose detrimental changes to the civil service compensation scheme, which governs payments in the event of redundancy or early retirement.
PCS is arguing that entitlements under the scheme are a right accrued over time, and is seeking to quash a recent amendment to the scheme that severely reduces these terms.
The hearing is in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court and is due to last for two days.
Demonstration: PCS representatives, including general secretary Mark Serwotka, will be demonstrating outside the Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London, on Thursday 22 April from 8am to 10.30am.
- For information and interview requests, contact PCS national press officer Richard Simcox on 020 7801 2747 or 07833 978216
- The Public and Commercial Services union represents civil and public servants in central government. It has more than 300,000 members in over 200 departments and agencies. It also represents workers in parts of government transferred to the private sector. PCS is the UK's fifth largest union and is affiliated to the TUC. The general secretary is Mark Serwotka and the president is Janice Godrich
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