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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    UK beats Europe as absenteeism falls

    Absence levels among manual and non-manual workers are falling and the latest figures show that the UK still has one of the lowest levels in Europe. Manual workers take an average of 3.1 fewer sick days than they did 10 years...

    Colds and headaches cause most sick days

    The average employee takes off three sick days a year when they are perfectly healthy, at a cost to industry of over £4 billion, according to the study. On average, the annual cost of sick days is £500 for each...

    Absenteeism

    Where an employee has a bad absence record, the reason for dismissal may be capability, conduct or – perhaps surprisingly – some other substantial reason. In Post Office v Wilson (1999 IDS 641; EAT), Wilson had...

    Absenteeism campaign flawed

    The government’s planned crackdown on absenteeism will not work unless managers are better trained in dealing with absence, the Industrial Society has warned. A crackdown alone will not aid productivity and could make...

    Crackdown on absenteeism

    In an attempt to cut the estimated £6 billion a year being lost to the public sector through absenteeism, all government departments will be set productivity targets in the public-service agreements due to be published...

    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...