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Friday, March 16, 2007

Labour Block Steelworkers Compensation

We are all familiar with Labour’s attempt to rewrite history as the deliverers of miners’ respiratory compensation despite being forced into awarding compensation by the Courts. The Department of Work and Pensions are now challenging a High Court Ruling that awarded compensation to the 1,000 former ASW steel workers in Cardiff, who lost all their pension entitlements when the company went bust in 2002.

It was Plaid star Adam Price that discovered the European legislation that showed that the Government had been neglecting its duty. It’s a disgrace that the Labour Government instead of accepting its responsibilities is dragging the issue through every legal avenue. Former ASW employees and other workers who have lost their pension entitlements through no fault of their own deserve better.

You wouldn’t expect anything else from a party reliant on the funding of asset strippers.

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