Recognition of unions – the new legislation

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|In a period when several unions are targeting specific industry groups where trade unionism has traditionally not been active, Peter Grose says employers in the care sector should be particularly aware of the new legislation.| Two factors have become increasingly apparent in the care sector during the past year. First, a record number of home closures, particularly because of the attraction and the value of schemes for alternative development of the site, e.g. development for flats. Secondly a growing awareness by staff of their rights as employees and a greater willingness to assert those rights. Closure of a home is a particularly sensitive issue. A number of complex legal issues need to be juggled. The first is the legal requirement that any application for planning consent is advertised. If the care home provider wishes to continue trading for as long as possible, it would be foolish indeed if the first time staff became aware that he was seeking planning consent to construct a block of flats was when th

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