Union Recognition – Building Effective Relationships
Many organisations are currently involved in formal recognition talks with Trade Unions. Following the introduction of the Employment Relations Act of 1999, a union must be recognised if it demonstrates sufficient support from within the workplace.
This Workshop, available as full or ½ day options, takes delegates through the implications of a recognition deal. Many Managers have little recent experience of these issues.
The programme covers the legal status of Unions, Recognition agreements, The ACAS Code on this topic and the various rights of Employers, Employees and Union Representatives (Including the rights to time off for union duties and training).
Some Employers have taken the opportunity, in this Workshop, to introduce Managers to the content of the actual Union Recognition agreement at their workplace, and comment on the impact of it’s introduction. Case studies can be used to give Managers the skills to manage in a unionised environment – building effective relationships.
Outline Programme – The Legal Background
- Implications of Union Recognition
- Collective Bargaining
- Consultation Rights, eg, redundancy
- Individual employee rights
- Time off for Union duties and activities – paid or unpaid?
- Industrial action
- ACAS Codes of Practice
- Recognition Agreement reviewed
- Managing Effective relationships in a unionised environment- Case Studies