The Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations

The Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations A seminar Wednesday 17th March 2010 NUT Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD map here organised by The Institute of Employment Rights About the conference In an era where employees are still deprived of information and are often poorly consulted, if at all, about their companies, we have to consider how the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations (2004) have helped or hindered the case for workplace justice.

17th March 2010 – 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm

The Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations
A seminar
Wednesday 17th March 2010
NUT Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
map here

organised by
The Institute of Employment Rights

About the conference

In an era where employees are still deprived of information and are often poorly consulted, if at all, about their companies, we have to consider how the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations (2004) have helped or hindered the case for workplace justice.

April last year saw companies with 50 and more employees being legally obliged to consider information and consultation arrangements with their staff. But the Regulations have to be triggered by a request from the workforce, so even in workplaces where trade unions exist and are part of the bargaining structure, they must be informed about the ramifications of all aspects of the regulations. Some of the considerations we must raise

  • What rights have unions in asking for information about
    a company’s economic history?

    1. What is the process for triggering the statutory right to
      be informed and consulted?
    2. What is a “pre-existing agreement” and who can
      negotiate one?
    3. Who is responsible for the balloting arrangements?
    4. Given the economic recession, what legislative changes
      do workers and their unions need?

Programme

  • 1.30 Registration
    1. 1.45 Introduction from Chair, Carolyn Jones, IER
    2. 1.55 How to navigate the Regulations.

Roger Welch, Portsmouth University

  1. 2.25 Working with the Regulations: recent casework and the role of unions.

Tony Burke, Unite the Union

  1. 2.55 Tea and Coffee
  2. 3.00 Updates from Europe: Scope of the Review of Brussels Directive 2002/14/EC

Isabel Schoemann, ETUI

  1. 3.30 The future: examining current proposals to build future policies

Prof Keith Ewing, King’s College London

  1. 4.00 Questions and discussion
  2. 4.15 Close

Who should attend

The seminar will be of great interest to trade unionists, employment lawyers, personnel specialists, academics and students and those concerned with the development of public policy.

How to book

To reserve your place, complete the online booking form below or send your cheque, made payable to IER, to Institute of Employment Rights, The People’s Centre, 50-54 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5SD.
Tel 0151 702 6925; fax 0151 702 6935; office@ier.org.uk

CPD, NPP and EPP accreditation

This seminar counts for 2 credit hours under the Law Society’s Continuing Development Scheme and the General Council of the Bar’s New Practitioners’ Programme and Established Practitioners’ Programme.

Additional Information

Details of nearby hotels are available from the office. Name changes are accepted up until the time of the event. Delegates who advise IER of their cancellation more than 15 working days in advance will receive a credit note with 10% deduction for administration.

How to get there

Nearest tube and train King’s Cross and Euston

Cost

IER subscribers and members £45.00
Trade unions £60.00
Commercial £120.00

Book your place now!