TITLE

Public sector 'needs tailored, not collective, approach.'

AUTHOR(S)
Brockett, James
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
People Management;5/15/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article addresses the need for public sector human resources (HR) to move away from collective industrial relations. According to Christopher Johnson, director of employment for the Civil Service Capability Group at the Cabinet Office in Great Britain, the debate involves whether to work with or without trade unions. Jan Parkinson, managing director of Local Government Employers, emphasized that a new model of employee relations was necessary.
ACCESSION #
32456317

 

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