We understand the importance of businesses having a symbiotic relationship with trade unions and their representatives, and therefore work with our clients to help them achieve this. In respect of heavily unionised work environments like the medical, education, financial and manufacturing industries, good industrial relations are key to the smooth running of a business.
Employees have the right to join a trade union if they choose to and, as members, are entitled to legal protection to prevent unfair treatment on this basis, regardless of whether you as an employer recognise the trade union when committing to collective bargaining. This protection adds to the complexity of dealing with trade unions, as an employer and should be considered when entering into negotiations with staff.
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