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Coalition Row Erupts As Workers Are 'priced Out' Of Tribunals

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/coalition-row-erupts-as-workers-are-priced-out-of-tribunals-9922569.html

A major political battle was brewing last night over the 70 per cent fall in the number of people suing through employment tribunals since the Government started charging for them.

Many workers have been priced out of the system and the Liberal Democrats are now demanding the Conservative minister in charge conducts an urgent review into the “alarming” impact on case numbers. Tribunals are likely to prove a key electoral battleground.

After much lobbying from business organisations, the Ministry of Justice introduced fees of around £1,200 to employees wishing to go to tribunal. It was a plan first outlined by Chancellor George Osborne at the 2011 Conservative party conference.

Since fees came in last year, the number of tribunal cases has plunged 70 per cent, according to official figures. Lawyers report that in some areas such as sex discrimination, it is down 85 per cent.

Now, even employers’ groups are distancing themselves from the new regime, claiming they did not intend charges to be so high.

The MoJ had pledged to review the system a year after its introduction last July. It then said it would take place in the autumn, but still nothing has happened.

Excellent, this was the whole point proles to get low pay and feck all rights. Only highly paid employees should be able to sue.

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Surely that was the entire point of charging for them in the first place? Same thing with legal aid changes - only the rich can afford justice.

And the Lib Dems must have voted this through without protest. What on earth did they think would happen?!

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And the Lib Dems must have voted this through without protest. What on earth did they think would happen?!

This was a ministerial decision, no legislation or vote in Parliament required.

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This was a ministerial decision, no legislation or vote in Parliament required.

Then we can blame all three. Tories for denying the poor access to tribunals, Lib Dems for letting them, and Labour for passing the Enabling Act in the first place.

So much for democracy and justice in this country.

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Yes but remember, UKIP are the -bad- party here.

Really I think the Chinese imperial invasion and turning Europe into slave labour camps would be an improvement.

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