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Employee relations: working effectively with your union and employee representatives

Who should attend

This course is designed for experienced HR professionals and in-house lawyers (working in unionised environments in the private or public sectors) who may not have worked with unions recently or who have not had responsibility for ER.


A decline in industrial action and a trend within HR functions toward specialism, means that many senior managers lack experience of working with unions and employee representatives.

This course is designed to address this need, providing a chance to learn from specialist labour lawyers, HR practitioners and a conciliation expert. We will cover the complex labour law framework, explain how it really works in practice to help delegates to get the best from their trade union and employee representatives. This course covers current union campaigns on, for example, zero-hours, executive pay and pensions, and tactics used. We will draw on real case-studies and encourage delegates to share their experience with peers.

Please click on the PDF below for the full Employee Relations programme.





Tom Player - Partner, Employment Law, Eversheds LLP
Tom has extensive trade union recognition experience having appeared many times before the CAC, he also acts as a consultant to a number of EWCs and regularly negotiates and drafts EWCs on behalf of MNEs. Tom also assists companies faced with Industrial action issues.

Peter Harwood - ex-Chief Conciliator, Acas
Peter recently retired after 28 years in Acas helping management and unions work together to resolve their problems in organisations of all sectors and sizes. Peter is also an Honorary Visiting Professor for the Business School at Cardiff University.

Marc Meryon - Head of Industrial Relations, Eversheds LLP
Marc acts for household names in the manufacturing, postal, transport, healthcare and financial services sectors, advising on organisational change in a unionised environment, as well as managing and resolving industrial disputes. He lectures on IR at the CASS Business School.

Martin Warren - Head of Employment and Pensions Law, Eversheds LLP
Although responsible for over 200 employment, labour and pensions lawyers across the UK and Europe, his personal practice remains advising corporate clients on all aspects of trade union law. He chairs the CBI Employment Policy Forum.


Cost: £799

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 5%

CPD points: 12

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