Leading industrial relations experts Paul Cronin and John Kirkham express concerns about the implications of the Trade Union Act 2016 for effective employee relations, especially in the light of Brexit. They highlight areas at risk with respect to workers’ rights and argue the case for a more inclusive and sustainable approach to employee relations.

Leading industrial relations experts Paul Cronin and John Kirkham express concerns about the implications of the Trade Union Act 2016 for effective employee relations, especially in the light of Brexit. They highlight areas at risk with respect to workers’ rights and argue the case for a more inclusive and sustainable approach to employee relations.

“The most draconian, the most ideological, the most right-wing assault on organised labour in any advanced industrial democracy in living memory.” This is how TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady described the Trade Union Bill to the TUC Conference in September 2015. The resulting legislation was far less draconian, or watered down, depending on your point of view. So what should we be doing to meet the needs of uncertain and turbulent times in the workplace?

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