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11th Annual Working Effectively With Trade Unions Conference 2018

Date Tuesday 27 March 2018
Venue London - Danubius Hotel Regents Park, London NW8 7JT

Developing a strong and effective relationship with trade unions is still a top priority for employers in an increasingly turbulent socio-political and economic environment. The world of work is changing rapidly and those responsible for managing this relationship are required to be savvier than ever.

The importance of getting this right cannot be understated as the risks of not doing so loom large - industrial action, financial loss, costly tribunals, loss of talent, reputational damage and of course poor employee relations.

Now in its 11th year, this annual sell-out conference provides a practical blueprint to ensure you are working as effectively as possible with your union in whatever industry you may be in, and gives a unique chance to hear strategies and advice from leading companies who have faced and overcome these challenges. The day will provide extensive Q&A opportunities where you will be able to address specific questions that are relevant to your organisation.


• Hear from the TUC on how global and post-Brexit challenges impact on employer’s relationships with Trade Unions.

• Access top legal advice and updates from Eversheds Sutherland, and gain an understanding of the legal implications of digitisation and crowd-working in the new world of work

• Hear Oxford Internet Institute’s stance on managing union relationships in cyber space to ensure you’re aware of where you might come unstuck

• Put your questions to the panel who will be gazing into the future and helping you to prepare for this new world of work.

• ACAS will bring the latest guidance on effective policies and strategies for dealing with the sexual harassment, racism and bigotry in the workplace

• Listen to case studies covering collective agreements, managing your relationships effectively, trade union representatives and the benefits to promoting and championing good workplace mental health - Co-Op, Network Rail

• Sharpen your negotiating tactics with a hands-on practical session from the IPA