Spotlight on HR Welfare: Managing Employee Consultation

Posted in : HR Updates on 1 November 2010 Issues covered:

Today's "Spotlight on HR Welfare email" from Croner is entitled, "It’s Good to Talk: Managing Employee Consultation"

1. A Short History Lesson on Consultation

Until about 150 years ago employers gave orders and employees complied; employers determined the terms and conditions of work, and employees accepted them. Then, from around 1860, there was increasing recognition of the rights of workers to form trades unions, which had, as a key aim, the negotiation of pay, benefits and working conditions.

Since then, changes in both legislation and in the representative power of trades unions have led to a widening role for employee consultation, to the extent that not only is it seen as good practice

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