Trade Union Recognition

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 9 December 2014
Patricia Rooney
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Whilst we have a number of union members amongst our employees, we do not have any formal agreement with the Trade Union. I have now received a request for recognition from the Union and would like to know how to respond to this?

Patricia Rooney of Tughans writes:

The course of action available to you depends on the nature of the relationship between the organisation and the Union and whether you wish to engage with the Union or instead engage with staff directly to further employee relations. In deciding which option to pursue, you should also be aware of the time limit for reply set out in the Employment Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1999, as amended. (The Order)

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