Working effectively with Trade Unions

This highly practical (one-day half-day) course will benefit HR Specialists and managers who have not previously worked in a unionised environment, who have limited experience of working with trade unions or who would like a refresher course on the collective dimension of employment.

The course will provide a clear understanding of the processes by which a union can become recognised by an employer, and will examine the wide-ranging rights of union members and their representatives in the workplace, whether or not a union is officially recognised. It will consider how to develop and maintain mutually constructive and respectful working relationships with union members and their representatives.

Course content

  • An overview of the background to current industrial relations
  • The difference between voluntary and statutory recognition
  • The status of collective bargaining and collective agreements
  • The roles and rights of trade union officials and members
  • The number of union representatives and their constituencies
  • The difference between consultation and negotiation
  • Dealing with ballots and industrial action
  • Promoting good employee relations and ‘win-win’ solutions

Training Courses

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Employment Law Essentials for New Managers & HR Professionals

This one day course is ideal for team leaders, line managers and HR professionals who want to obtain a good working knowledge of employment law and essential management skills

Mock Tribunal Workshop
Mock Tribunal Workshop

This half day Workshop will be of benefit to all HR professionals and managers who regularly chair disciplinary and appeal hearings, grievances to include complaints of bullying and harassment

Recruitment Selection Training
Recruitment Selection and Interview Training

This half day course provides attendees with practical guidance on how to make the selection process more effective and how to avoid the pitfalls of bias and discrimination

Equal Opportunities Training
Equal Opportunities Awareness and Dignity at Work

This one-day course is particularly relevant for Human Resource personnel and all levels of management

Workplace Discipline Training
Managing Discipline

This half-day course is designed for those with responsibility for dealing with all levels of discipline

Absence Management Training
Managing Absence

This one-day course considers both legal and practical issues involved in dealing with absence in the workplace

Dealing with Trade Unions Training
Working effectively with Trade Unions

This highly practical (one-day half-day) course will benefit HR Specialists and managers who have not previously worked in a unionised environment

Performance Management Training
Performance Management

This half-day course is aimed at assisting those with responsibility for managing performance to do so effectively in order to minimise underperformance issues

Managing Redundancy Training
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This half-day course will provide a comprehensive awareness of how to identify the most suitable options for your business when facing a downturn in activity or a need to restructure

TUPE Training
Getting to grips with TUPE

This one-day course will simplify the principles of TUPE, and will enable you to decide on the best strategy and practice to ensure a successful outcome of the TUPE process for your business