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Working Effectively with Trade Unions


This event will benefit HR Specialists who are new or less familiar with working in a unionised environment. It will help them to examine how they can influence relationships in a positive and constructive way when working with the unions and other managers across the business.

This event will be facilitated by a Senior Collective Conciliator with extensive experience of Employment Relations across all sectors including the public sector, manufacturing and transport.

Business need

In today’s world change is a constant, and how it is handled determines how successful we are at implementation. In a unionised environment this can prove to be more challenging because procedures need to be followed – but it can also be an opportunity to consider another point of view. It can provide the chance for checks and balance and an opportunity to stimulate innovative problem solving when handled well.

Attendees will leave with more confidence and a wealth of knowledge on best practice. They will understand how trade unions are structured and how best to work with them to manage change.

They will also gain an overview of the legislation which applies to consulting employee representatives regarding redundancy, TUPE etc as well as an insight into the general principles of the law around industrial action.

Suitable For

HR Managers
Senior HR Advisers
Employment Relations Specialists
Operational Managers with responsibility for change
TU Representatives


What is the difference between Information, Consultation and Negotiation and Partnership working?
Organisational structures and the benefits of working constructively with the unions.
Legislative background to consultation with TUs.
Industrial action and the law – general principles.
Use of collective conciliation, mediation and arbitration.

Venue Acas East Midlands   Map (opens in new window)   Date 02/11/2017    Time 09:30 - 16:30   
Price £245.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.