Green light for TUPE extension

first_imgGreen light for TUPE extensionOn 25 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The Government has announced plans to take forward reform of TUPE, thelegislation that protects employee rights when the business they work for istransferred to a new owner. The DTI has indicated that the reforms will apply the TUPE (Transfer ofUndertakings and Protection of Employment) regulation more comprehensively tocontracts involving labour-intensive services such as refuse collection,catering and cleaning. It will also ensure that the new employer is better informed of the ongoingemployment rights of the employees it takes on. In addition, the DTI claims thereforms will improve the way TUPE operates when insolvent businesses are sold. Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt, said: “I will be carryingout public consultation on draft revised regulations with a view to placingthem before Parliament in the autumn, to come into effect in spring 2004.”The issue of occupational pension rights under TUPE is to be consideredseparately as part of the pensions review being taken forward in theGovernment’s Green Paper.

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