Employee Relations

Index here items on employee and industrial relations, the employment relationship, conflict and mediation, industrial action and strikes, trade unions, trade union recognition and negotiation, collective bargaining and whistleblowing.

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    Leaders prove less than inspiring

    Only 9 per cent of respondents said they felt strongly that their views were valued by their employer, while 15 per cent had strong confidence in their leadership. But just over 90 per cent indicated that they were either...

    Recognition revisited

    The ballot is being held with the agreement of the company, which faced strike threats last year after derecognising the AEEU. “The union is confident it can win a recognition ballot that will enable us to work with the company...

    From one red army to another - TUC Conference Round-up

    “Managing is a tortuous commitment sometimes. It’s not only managing the club but managing the parts of it,” Alex Ferguson told a TUC fringe meeting. Ferguson, who was once a union activist in the Govan shipyards where he...

    Feeling peaky?

    Having seen the advert for Karrimor in the 17 September issue of PM (bravely featured, I thought, in light of Director magazine’s absurd ban), I decided to forsake my working day. Once I had kitted myself out in mountaineering...

    Gloom warning dismissed

    The survey of 230 of the UK’s largest employers and unions revealed that 41 per cent of unionised employers expect more balloting for industrial action in the coming year and that 43 per cent of all those surveyed anticipate...

    TUC Conference - Union bosses despair at minimum wage ‘betrayal’

    Barely 16 months into New Labour’s reign and there are the first signs of open hostility between the government and the trade unions. Not for 20 years have union leaders been so publicly critical of Labour, or have its ministers...

    Pass Notes

    The IPD has just finished developing its structure of professional standards – a process that began in 1994 when the new institute was created. Although most of this work was completed two years ago, revision of the management...

    TUC Conference - Partnership deal ‘saved plant’

    Ross Dunn, now director of Blue Circle Industries, criticised those managers who talk about people being the most important part of their business, but fail to implement trust-improving strategies. Addressing a meeting organised...

    Implementing the Working Time Regulations: A Practical Guide

    Publisher Engineering Employers’ Federation (0171 222 7777) Price £50 ISBN 0 901 700 78 9 With the working time regulations due to be implemented in the UK on 1 October, this report aims to help employers through...

    Piano forte

    A musical perspective on the management of teams presented by the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra will undoubtedly be a highlight of the IPD’s national conference in Harrogate on 28-30 October. With the help...