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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    Managing Absence: A Handbook for Managers in Public and Voluntary Organisations

    Authors Sarah Hargreaves, Christina Morton and Gill Taylor Publisher Russell House (01297 443948) Price £14.95 ISBN 1 898924 17 1 This handbook makes a detailed assessment of the impact that absence can have on service...

    Snow White back to work after strike

    Disney characters at its Paris theme park, who have returned to work after a month on strike, have succeeded in deflating, if not bursting, the company’s bubble. Coming in the wake of the publication of Team Rodent...

    20/20 Insight Gold

    Developer The Da Costa Clare Partnership (01753 893040) Price £1,500 Requirements Windows 3.1, 95 or NT, CD-Rom drive This is the latest version of a PC-based feedback system used to carry out employee attitude and customer...

    Rover row motors on

    Talks continue between unions and management at Rover, which announced 1,500 job losses last month. Stunned employees have been asked to volunteer for redundancy, while those on short-term contracts will not have them renewed...

    Partnership still in doubt despite gains

    Even in a country where unions, employers and government working together as social partners has become part of the accepted economic culture, things can still go wrong. While social partnership was being credited by IFTDO...

    Human rights bill warning

    The bill confers rights that “touch on fundamental issues which underlie the relationship between employers and employees”, he told the IPD’s employment law conference. These include respect for private and family life, freedom...

    Dismissal rule ‘discriminatory’

    Thousands of tribunal cases have been stayed pending a ruling on the case of Seymour-Smith, which challenged the legality of the two-year qualifying period because the proportion of women affected was 7 per cent higher than...

    Luddites unite

    Am I the only reader to draw some unintended consolation from your feature on HR information systems (“A slow application”, 25 June)? Scepticism towards new fashions in information management seems to me to be...

    Disputes process rationalised

    Industrial tribunals are renamed employment tribunals and voluntary alternatives will be promoted, including allowing Acas to provide a scheme for arbitrating unfair dismissal disputes. From 1 October conciliation officers...

    ‘Unsociable’ HR chief quits

    Irena Grugulis, from Manchester School of Management, said that office rumour suggested the director had been asked to go because “she was not a people person”. “Effectively, she was sacked for being unsociable,” Grugulis...