This discussion will be informed by ongoing research by the IPA, which shows that, despite the pressures that the financial crisis, recession and austerity have placed on business, there have been some shining examples of where employers have managed to meet these challenges by engaging with employees to building stronger firms and fairer workplaces.
One nation trade unionism: can employees win more by working in partnership with employers?
12.45pm, Sunday 22 September
Brighton Media Centre, 15-17 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL (just outside the secure zone)
Toby Perkins MP shadow small business minister
Roy Rickhuss national officer, Community
Nita Clarke chief executive, IPA
Maurice Glasman peer and Blue Labour founder
Chair: Sarah Veale head of equality and employment rights, TUC
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The IPA is Britain’s leading organisation delivering partnership, consultation and employee engagement in the workplace, working with major clients in the public, private and third sectors to help managers and employees develop new ways of working, based on trust and collaboration.
Community is a growing and campaigning union with 32,000 members, significantly up on last year. It reflects the dynamic changes both in the modern labour market and in the economy as a whole. Partnership is key to Community’s approach both to organising and to bargaining. This is characterised by a willingness to work constructively with employers for the benefit both of members, and of the organisation as a whole. It is an approach that favours negotiation and consensus over conflict and disputes. The partnership approach means that, when there is a conflict with an employer, the union is taken more seriously.
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