The Ups and Downs of Trade Union Relations – 14th February 2020

How to manage the challenges of partnership working

This session will offer legal and practical insights into:

Recognition arrangements

  • What makes an effective recognition/partnership agreement?
  • Trade union facilities time – what is ‘reasonable’ time off?

Industrial action – recent developments

Employment of trade union representatives

  • What control do the union have over investigations of unreasonable behaviour by TU reps?
  • What can the employer reasonably investigate?
    What if the employer has received a complaint about a TU rep through the grievance/ dignity at work or Speak Up policies?
  • To what extent is the unreasonable behaviour of TU reps protected by the right not to be subjected to detriment for carrying out TU activities?
  • What are an employer’s obligations when a TU rep who is released full time for TU duties ceases to undertake those duties?

Partnership working

  • How can a Trust manage disputes within the Staff side forum between different Trade Unions?
  • What is the role of ACAS and when should they be invited to intervene?

We hope that you are able to join us for a practical and stimulating

Registration 9.30am session commencing at 10.00am – 1.00pm followed by lunch

Venue: Browne Jacobson, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BU

To book a place on the event please contact:-

Clare Proctor
PA to The Director of Workforce and OD
Tel:  0121 466 7507 Internal:  67507

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