Over 150 London council workers were set today to receive compensation worth hundreds of thousands of pounds following a landmark employment tribunal decision.
The tribunal ruled on Tuesday that Barnet council was in breach of changes to tansfer of undertakings (Tupe) regulations brought in by agency workers regulations.
They require employers to provide information on the agency workers engaged during Tupe transfers and collective redundancy consultation.
The tribunal decided that the council had failed to inform public-sector union Unison on the number of agency workers employed by the council.
It made protective awards of 60 days' and compensation of 40 and 50 days' pay in respect of two transfers and a redundancy exercise that took place last year.
Barnet Unison branch secretary John Burgess said: "We welcome this decision which recognises the hard work of our local reps who have consistently raised the issue of agency workers data over the last three and half years."