Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations

We have extensive experience in industrial relations built up over many years of advising employers in unionised environments.

We provide industrial relations advice. We can advise you on how to deal with industrial disputes as well as on the law on strike action. The skills that an HR manager needs to operate in a collective environment are very different to those needed to manage in an environment where there are no collective negotiations. Many companies can find industrial relations very difficult to deal with. Sometimes the best advice may be for the employer to nothing at all. Often there will be no ‘rhyme or reason’ to a particular dispute. We know that poor industrial relations, in particular strike action can harm morale and reduce profitability. We can advise you on the best way to resolve disputes and get on with running your business.

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