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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 08:13 GMT 09:13 UK
Deputy calls for work law review
A senior Jersey deputy is calling for action over proposed employment laws condemned by The International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The union Unite told the UN-associated ILO, that the new laws would restrict islanders rights to strike as well as inhibiting other industrial actions.

The ILO has asked the States to review the law immediately.

Geoff Southern, chair of the Economic Affairs Scrutiny panel, said they should be re-examined.

Mr Southern who has been questioning details of the proposed law over a long period in the States.

He claimed he and union representatives repeatedly advised the employment minister that the law was in breach of ILO conventions.

Now Mr Southern said he will look back over records to check that the States were not misled while debating the laws.


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