Employee Relations and the Law

Short Course
Duration: 1 day   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house

Examine the law relating to trade unions and union membership and the implications for employers.

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Dates and Availability

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05 September 2018
Duration: 1 day
London Spaces available
£545.00
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£490.00 + VAT Book places now
06 December 2018
Duration: 1 day
London Spaces available
£545.00
+ VAT
£490.00 + VAT Book places now

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Details

This course will enable you to advise on the law relating to industrial action and understand the key stages in union recognition. You’ll learn about the process of collective bargaining in negotiating employment terms and conditions, and evaluate ongoing developments regarding information, consultation and employee and trade union involvement in organisations.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training.  Call our in-house training team to discuss your particular requirements on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Course Tutors

Dr Adrian Murton

Following a period in the pharmaceutical industry Adrian has worked in higher education for the past 25 years specialising in the fields of HRM, Employment Relations and Organisational Analysis. He has designed and delivered CIPD-accredited programmes, courses and training interventions for private companies and public bodies as well as consultancy projects for a number of public and private sector organisations. For the past fifteen years he has combined this work with managing teams of staff and most recently has performed a number of strategic roles as part of a senior management team in a University Faculty.

Who is it for

The Employee Relations and the Law course is for HR practitioners or line managers responsible for employment law issues within their organisation. Some prior knowledge of employee relations is assumed.

Benefits

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:


  • describe the key stages in union recognition
  • understand the role of the social partners and social dimension of the EU, as well as EU legislation
  • appreciate the process of collective bargaining in negotiating employment terms and conditions
  • evaluate ongoing developments regarding information, consultation and employee and trade union involvement in organisations.
Programme

Employee relations in the UK

  • The institutions of employee relations
  • The current ER climate
  • National collective agreements
  • Individual collective agreements
  • The rights from trade union membership
  • Trade Union Bill

The EU dimension

  • The role of the social partners
  • EC legislation
  • European Works Councils

Information and consultation

  • The Information and Consultation of Employees Directive and Regulations
  • Unionised and non-unionised organisations
  • Obligations to inform and consult under TUPE
  • Collective redundancies

Trade unions

  • Collective agreements and protections conferred by union membership
  • Statutory recognition and de-recognition
  • Industrial action/strike ballots/picketing
  • Time off for trade union activities

Negotiating terms and conditions 

  • Systems within non-unionised organisations
  • Collective bargaining with recognised trade unions
  • Partnership and other agreements.

Programme is subject to change pending new developments.

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