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Image copyright Other Image caption The new laws are opposed by unions and the SNP, who are worried about industrial action being sparked within the public sector
Scotland’s public sector unions have called on Holyrood to amend a new law which is likely to cost millions of pounds.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUSGE) said the changes would make it harder for Scotland’s “best and brightest” to find an EU job.
The Scottish Government said the government was considering introducing the changes.
But the SNP said it was “disappointing” that the law was designed to benefit the “haves”.
NUSGE’s general secretary Paul Kenny said the law was a “step backwards” and would give the impression that public sector jobs came at a lower premium for employers.
“Scotland’s public sector is in need of new laws to address the skills and recruitment shortages that are currently affecting the business and financial markets,” he said.
“Instead, we see new powers introduced to allow the Scottish government to push ahead with damaging new laws that will impact on some of Scotland’s most talented and ambitious people and companies.
“This will have adverse consequences for the world of work and recruitment.”
And the pro-independence SNP said: “It’s disappointing that the Scottish government is considering introducing restrictions to the recruitment of highly talented talent in Scotland’s public sector.”
The government said it was considering changes to the law following a report by the independent Expert Panel on Public Sector Skills.
However, it added: “All measures, including the changes
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