Unions at crossroads as downturn redefines role

Churchard, Claire
July 2009
People Management;7/2/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 14, p6
The article discusses the future role of labor unions amid the global economic recession. John Philpott of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is predicting more union-led industrial conflict, due to austerity measures in the public sector. Jenni Myles of security firm G4S said that unions can choose between fighting with business owners or finding solutions for business and people. Peter Harwookd, Acas chief conciliator, said that the recession is a time for constructive dialogue between employers and their trade unions.


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