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Public And Commercial Services Union & Ors v The Minister for the Civil Service - CSCS changes were not unlawful interference with rights

Rights under the Civil Service Compensation Scheme are "possessions", and the ECHR protects them from unlawful interference. However, amendments to the scheme, albeit detrimental to its members, was fully justified given the wider social and economic aims that were in play, namely the need to keep the scheme affordable.

This judgment, and its background and ramifications, were fully covered in the emplaw news item of 10th August 2011 and that for 23rd March 2011.

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