Sefton faces GMB action

The General Municipal Boilermakers (GMB) Union has started a second action in the High Court for a declaration that Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council will be breaching the acquired rights directive if it fails to secure comparable pension rights for staff in the transfer of employment. The new action is brought against the council and Brophy plc following the transfer of grounds maintenance staff in July.

The union's legal advisers are seeking an early hearing and reference to the European Court of Justice.