It’s a myth that unions have had their time – they remain a strong part of the modern workplace.

With that comes opportunities and challenges. Marshall-James advises and guides organisations on all matters relevant to industrial relations.

Industrial Relations

Tap into our extensive industrial relations
expertise and knowledge

We are the go-to people for industrial and employee relations solutions, relied upon by many in the HR and business community. Many employers find industrial relations daunting, particularly where change or conflict is involved. But, with the right approach, guidance and planning, solving problems and making change needn’t be painful. Having handled many different situations, disputes, challenges and conflicts from across a range of sectors there are few issues we have not had experience of. We bring that all that expertise and value to your organisation. In addition, it’s important to say we are not anti-union or “union busters”. We don’t engage in that behaviour. We work on behalf of employers to bring about the right outcome for all concerned. We have worked with many medium and large UK employers as well as multinationals and have excellent experience across Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the US.

Making change less overwhelming so you can fully realise the benefits

We are the go-to people for industrial and employee relations solutions, relied upon by many in the HR and business community.

Many employers find industrial relations daunting, particularly where change or conflict is involved. But, with the right approach, guidance and planning, solving problems and making change needn’t be painful.

Having handled many different situations, disputes, challenges and conflicts from across a range of sectors there are few issues we have not had experience of. We bring that all that expertise and value to your organisation.

In addition, it’s important to say we are not anti-union or “union busters”. We don’t engage in that behaviour. We work on behalf of employers to bring about the right outcome for all concerned.

We have worked with many medium and large UK employers as well as multinationals and have excellent experience across Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the US.

Our Industrial Relations work includes:
  • Industrial Relations Strategy
  • Union recognition/CAC applications
  • Changes to collective agreements
  • Changes to working practices
  • Advice and guidance around disputes
  • Supporting managers to negotiate change
  • Employee communications
We also offer extensive training for line managers and HR professionals on industrial relations, so your people are equipped with the skills and confidence to put good practice into place. Areas we cover include:
  • Working with trade unions
  • Negotiation and achieving change
  • Managers and Reps: Working together
Our Industrial Relations work includes:
  • Industrial Relations Strategy
  • Union recognition/CAC applications
  • Changes to collective agreements
  • Changes to working practices
  • Advice and guidance around disputes
  • Supporting managers to negotiate change
  • Employee communications
We also offer extensive training for line managers and HR professionals on industrial relations, so your people are equipped with the skills and confidence to put good practice into place. Areas we cover include:
  • Working with trade unions
  • Negotiation and achieving change
  • Managers and Reps: Working together

Marshall-James helped us with a very challenging industrial relations situation that there seemed no way out of. When we worked with Andy and the team to understand the issues and put solutions in place things improved rapidly. We have managed to achieve agreements on a number of issues which had reached deadlock before.

Divisional HRD, Multinational FMCG

Marshall-James helped us identify opportunities for improving productivity at a time when costs and performance were incredibly challenging. They worked with us to manage risk and implement the changes, involving all our stakeholders, which made a significant positive impact on our performance.

CEO of Global Logistics company

Please get in touch using the contact form, or email info@mjerl.com or call us on +44 (0) 203 021 3970

If you need advice, guidance, or training, call us on +44 (0) 20 3021 3970 or email info@mjerl.com