Busmens' dismissal pay

The Law Lords are considering whether to grant leave for an appeal by a Welsh bus company over the level of unfair dismissal payments to a group of sacked drivers. In June 1993 an industrial tribunal held there was no jurisdiction for the payments to the drivers, who lost their jobs after industrial action, to be cut on the basis they contributed to their own dismissal. That decision was overturned by the Employment Appeals Tribunal but reinstated by the Court of Appeal last year. Now the company, Crosville Wales, seeks to appeal to the Lords.