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Working effectively with trade unions - digital event


This full day digital event will provide delegates with an in-depth look at the often complex legislation surrounding working with trade unions and the implications for employers. It will also look at best practice guidance on building and maintaining working relationships.

The event will be delivered via Zoom in two sessions, over two consecutive days. The dates are:

  • Day 1 - 27th of September 2022, 13:30 - 16:30
  • Day 2 - 28th of September 2022, 13:30 - 16:30

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 be more challenging because procedures need to be followed, however it can also be an opportunity to consider another point of view and an opportunity to stimulate innovative problem solving when handled well. 

This event will give you an understanding of: 

  • the roles and rights of trade unions 
  • the routes that trade unions can pursue to achieve recognition 
  • the legislative requirements surrounding industrial action
  • an employer’s legal obligation to consult (TUPE and redundancy) 
  • building personal and organisational capability to foster positive industrial relations
  • the options available for collective disputes resolution 

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish to enhance their CPD.


This event will be facilitated by a Senior Collective Conciliator and will cover:

  • Trade union recognition 
  • Right to be accompanied 
  • Collective consultation requirements 
  • Substantive/procedural agreements 
  • Role of the shop steward 
  • Ballots and picketing 
  • Time off for TU duties and activities 
  • Rights of union members and non- members 
  • Role of Acas in industrial relations

Have a large group of staff to train?

 To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form 

We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions. 

Need more than training?
We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form.

Venue Delivered digitally via Zoom   Map (opens in new window)   Date 27/09/2022    Time 13:30 - 16:30   
Price £255.00 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.