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How we fought employment tribunal fees all the way to the Supreme Court—and won

The right to challenge exploitation at work must be a cornerstone of our justice system

By Dave Prentis  

The Supreme Court in Westminster: Photo: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire/PA Images

Being subject to unfair treatment at work day in, day out, affects your mental and physical health. It leaves workforces demoralised and depleted, with those affected quitting for new jobs where they won’t have to deal with unscrupulous employers any longer.

But exploitation is a depressing reality for thousands of employees in Britain. That’s why access to justice is so important, and why UNISON was determined to stand up to the government to get tribunal fees scrapped. We carried on…

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