The Government did not support a private member's bill to provide for the right of an employee not to be unfairly dismissed as it would increase the burden on employers, its spokesman said yesterday. The bill is to be tabled by Frontier legislator Leung Yiu-chung today. It also seeks to make provisions for remedies for unfair dismissal. A government spokesman said: 'The introduction of the Unfair Dismissal Bill is totally unwarranted.' An employment bill introduced by the Government into the Legislative Council seeks to strengthen protection for employees against unreasonable termination of employment and variation of contract terms as well as unlawful dismissal on the grounds of pregnancy, sick leave, work-related injury, participation in union activities and giving evidence in legal proceedings regarding labour legislation. 'The proposals under the Government's bill have been discussed and endorsed by the Labour Advisory Board while those under the member's bill have not,' the spokesman said.