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Unite joins interpreting campaign

PUBLISHED March 14, 2012

Britain?s biggest trade union this week joined a campaign for the Ministry of Justice to bring courtroom interpreting services back in-house from a contract with Applied Language Solutions (ALS).

?The courts system is descending into chaos, as suspects are not being informed of their rights and defendants are unable to instruct their barristers,? Sally Kosky, national officer at Unite, said. ?The cost of this outsourced shambles will, in the end, far outweigh any possible financial savings.?

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