'Negotiate crisis terms with unions,' HR urged

Brockett, James
April 2009
People Management;4/9/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p11
The article reports on the recommendation by delegates at a business continuity seminar held in Great Britain that the human resources (HR) departments should negotiate with unions over how employees' working conditions could be varied during a crisis. According to Richard Bridgford, corporate business continuity manager at Abbey, the existing policies of HR may not hold true or be the policies to be adopted in a crisis, so it is important to discuss with unions what can be varied in a crisis.


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