It’s often touted that industrial relations and the union movement in the UK is on the decline.
However, that’s a myth – unions remain very much an active part of working life. With that comes challenges and opportunities in industrial relations.
Employers can find the whole area of industrial relations quite daunting, particularly where change or conflict is involved. However, with the right approach and guidance, solving problems and implementing change need not be painful.
We offer extensive training for line managers and HR professionals around industrial relations, working with unions and negotiating. We can equip your people with the skills and confidence to put good practice into place.
There is no substitute for experience and wisdom. Having dealt with a wide range of situations, disputes, and challenges across different parts of the globe there are few issues we haven’t seen. We bring all that value to your organisation.
Importantly, we are not anti-union or ‘union busters’. We won’t engage in that behaviour. We work on behalf of employers to bring about the right solution for everyone concerned.
We have a proven track record, working with many medium and large-sized UK employers, as well as multinationals. We also have valuable experience of working across Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the US.
Our Industrial Relations expertise 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 provide extensive training for line managers and HR professionals in:
- Working with trade unions
- Negotiation and achieving change
- Managers and reps: working together
Marshall-James is the only professional services firm specialising in Industrial Relations, Employee Relations, European Works Councils, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.