Lawyers to strike over legal aid cuts

THE Scotsman newspaper reports on its front page that lawyers  have voted in favour of strike action after launching a furious attack on proposed Scottish Government changes to Legal Aid.

 

According to the report the Edinburgh Bar Association (EBA) voted unanimously in favour of industrial action. Action is expected before the end of the year.

 

Further momentum is expected to grow from a vote of the Glasgow Bar Association tomorrow. This will place pressure on legal professionals in England and Wales to support the action.

 

Unions are expected to support the strike, as Legal Aid is important as a means for people to access justice on workplace issues, such as in cases of discrimination, unfair dismissal, and personal injury – amongst others.

 

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  1. [...] A date is still not set for further action, but it will be before Christmas unless Ministers stop the cuts. UnionHome reported the build-up to the dispute back on November 7, [...]

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