Saturday, June 18, 2005

Unions set for jobs war with MoD

Supreme Court

TGWU and Prospect trade union leaders and their lawyers are set to clash with the MoD this Monday morning as the first shots are fired in the court proceedings to try and stop the MoD from advancing with its current privatisation plans.

Luis Montiel and Michael Tampin are expected to be present as James Levy QC leads a team of lawyers who will say that MOD has breached its duty to consult.

MOD in turn have been arguing that the Gibraltar court does not have jurisdiction in this matter.

The hearing is set down for two days before Chief Justice Derek Schofield.

Related Links:

Gibraltar News Online Contractorisation Poll

26 May 2005 - MoD Contractorisation hearing set for June

12 May 2005 Unions escalate MoD dispute

19 April 2005 Unions declare a united front on MoD Contractorisation

15 April 2005 No progress in Union-MoD Contractorisation talks

12 April 2005 MPs urge Hoon to halt ‘Done Deal’

05 April 2005 MoD rejects Union lawsuit threat

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