NW: Workplace Issues – Learning From the Frontline

A one day conference Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool As the economic hardship continues to bite, workers are increasingly swamped by poor employer practice in the workplace. This conference takes an overview of a number of workplace issues, from bullying and harassment, to victimisation, unfair dismissal, whistle-blowing and redundancy.

28th March 2012 – 9:30 am

Cancelled due to day of action in support of pension rights

Wednesday 28 March 2012

A one day conference
Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool

About the Conference

For our second Workplace Issues conference in the North West, the Institute has invited a range of experts to take a look at some of the most common issues that affect people at work day-to-day.

The conference will bring together legal, trade union and social policy experts to determine what can be done to protect workers and ensure their rights are not undermined.

Experts will guide you through workplace issues such as mediation, how use of agency workers can undermine rights, restructuring and redundancy, facility time and victimisation and more.

In the current economic climate, trade union reps are battling against redundancies and job cuts; the imposition of lower terms and conditions including pay freezes; the use of greivance and disciplinary procedures to remove people from jobs without paying redundancy, and the victimisation of reps negotiating and defending workplace agreements.

This conference will update you on what the law says and how best to use it, together with informed insights into issues facing trade unionists in the North West. An ideal opportunity to learn, network and share experiences.

We are aware that there may be industrial action taking place on this day in support of pension rights and are considering ways in which we can engage with, and support front line activities on the day.


£75 Subscribers and members
£90 trade unions
£220 Commercial


Adelphi Hotel
Ranelagh Place
L3 5UL

Additional Information

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Peter Monaghan, Acting Area Director, ACAS North West

Kevan Nelson, Regional Secretary, UNISON
The Impact of Con Dem Austerity in the Workplace

Jo Seery, Thompsons Solicitors
Agency Workers

Neil Todd, Thompsons Solicitors
Restructure or Redundancy: Clarity or Clouds?

Peter Middleman, Regional Secretary, PCS
Facility Time and Victimisation

Neil Todd, Thompsons Solicitors
Default Retirement Age

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