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Contracts of employment: Employer was not entitled unilaterally to reduce contractual allowance

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    MacDonald v Lord Advocate 20 January 1999 CS (0 other reports)

In MacDonald v The Lord Advocate 20.1.99 Court of Session (Outer House), the Outer House of the Court of Session holds that an employer had no power unilaterally to reduce the rate of an overnight subsistence allowance paid to an employee as part of his contract of employment, where the terms of that contract were the result of a joint agreement between the employer and representatives of various trade unions. The employer could vary unilaterally only those matters that were capable of being settled by a management decision and dealt with "administratively".