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Acas predicts evolving workplace conflicts

Acas predicts evolving workplace conflicts
A new discussion paper, ‘Riding out the storm: managing conflict in a recession and beyond’ from conciliation body, Acas, is predicting how workplace conflicts could evolve as the UK emerges from the recession and how they could be triggered by new and different touch points.

With employers and employees still facing a continued period of uncertainty, Riding out the storm: managing conflict in a recession and beyond, reviews the impact the current recession has had on employment relations and considers how workplace conflicts could be triggered by new and different touch points in the future. It also discusses how conflicts might manifest themselves in new ways.

The report highlights that 2010 could be ‘catch up time’ for those areas of the private sector that remain highly unionised. It says that although this recession has been characterised by a rise in concessionary bargaining between employers, unions and employees, negotiations are becoming much tougher with employees looking to recoup the pay losses they have suffered in the past year.

Simons Muirhead &Burton are running a 2 hour breakfast seminar on Industrial Action and Planning for Effective Negotiation on 11 May 2010 at Frith St, starting at 08.30. Join us by emailing eva.squibb@smab.co.uk for details.  

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