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Industrial Relations

Well-run employers recognise the importance of the quality of their working relationships with their trade unions or staff council. Get them right and they can help to motivate and engage your workforce - get them wrong and they can bring your organisation to a halt. Our specialist Employee Relations Unit can help you review the effectiveness of your collective employee relations and provide timely, practical and robust advice when disputes arise.

What we do

When collective workforce issues arise, our pragmatic advice puts you in control of your strategy, allowing you to act confidently and decisively from the outset. But first we listen. We get to understand your organisation's key goals, so we can put them at the centre of anything we do for you.

Expert, practical solutions

We deliver expert practical solutions to complex employment issues. If your organisation is facing change we can provide a step-by-step guide on how to minimise risk and proceed as smoothly as possible.

We have a proven, trusted approach to employee relations and have advised many household names. Our successes include: having a TGWU strike over pension schemes called off through the failure to comply with ballot notification procedures; advising an electronics company over the transfer of 50 AMICUS members and the termination of the collective agreement; and successfully representing clients at the CAC over de-recognition issues. 

What we are known for

We understand that, when you're in a highly-pressured situation, you need prompt, concise and practical advice – we won't waste your time by telling you things that you don't need to know. Our experience covers the full range from small-scale industrial skirmishes to major national strikes.

Detailed elements of our services

  • Managing strikes and other industrial action;
  • Drafting collective agreements;
  • Rights of trade union members and officers;
  • Disciplining trade union stewards and officers;
  • Collective bargaining;
  • Collective consultation on redundancies and TUPE;
  • Works councils;
  • Union recognition.
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