HR must consult to stop any under-the-table deals

first_img Comments are closed. So just how much did you want England to beat Argentina? Countrywide peoplewere striking all sorts of Faustian pacts in return for that all-importantresult, and it worked. So, what would you be prepared to give away for our boys to progress in theWorld Cup – a week’s wages, your job, maybe even your granny? (Aged relativesshould get a reprieve in the 2006 competition with more assured Englandperformances if the Football Association’s HR team can continue to support itssuccessful development of football. See page 8) This level of horse-trading is set to re-emerge later this summer, with moresinister implications. HR needs to watch out for the impending review of theEmployee Relations Act (1999), which could herald sweeping, union-drivenchanges to employment law. (See page 1). Labour has committed itself to improving public services – it wants to bejudged on the standard of the NHS, police, local government, etc, at the nextelection. Its solution – to increase private sector management over thedelivery of public services – is not exactly popular with the unions. But withthe Government adamant that this is the way forward, employment experts arestarting to question how many horses their intransigence is worth to theunions. The answer could be a lot. There is growing concern that the TUC’s 90-pagewishlist for the review of the Employees Relations Act, which includes staffemployment rights from day one, could constitute the equine trade-off. The review is being launched this summer and will involve a white paper andconsultation period before rapid implementation of any changes. It joins a raftof consultations due on information and consultation, the employment bill andextension of employee rights to workers. But HR shouldn’t be put off. We must get involved and contribute, otherwiseemployers could be facing more business-damaging red tape. By Mike Broad Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. HR must consult to stop any under-the-table dealsOn 11 Jun 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more