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  • ICE and Voice ten years onThis month, the IPA launched a major report - kindly supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung London - looking at the ICE Regulations, ten years since their introduction. We have a series of articles from the author of the report and speakers at the event, looking back at the ICE Regulations, their impact or lack therefore on UK workplaces, and the important of employee voice.
  • ICE and Voice ten years on - An idea without a constituencyTen years on from the introduction of the ICE regulations, Joe Dromey, Head of Policy and Research at the IPA highlights the findings of a recent report looking back at their impact. He argues that whilst not a damp squib the regulations have not exploded into life. This was due to a lack of appetite from the regulations from either the Government, employers or unions. He argues that given the evidence of the importance of employee voice, and the deficit of voice in the UK, there is a need for effectiv
  • The ICE Regulations - Working as intended, to promote a flexible approach to employee consultationThe ICE Regulations have been criticised by some as being a 'damp squib' that failed substantively to promote consultation in the UK. In this article, Philip Sack the author of the regulations, refutes the criticisms, arguing that they were never intended to revolutionise UK employment relations and instead were supposed to go with the grain of our voluntarist tradition. He argues however that trade unions could have made better use of the regulations and that they were a missed opportunity for the movement
  • Information and Consultation - Ten Years OnIn this article, Tim Page, Senior Policy Officer at TUC reflects on the findings of IPA's recently launched report - ICE and Voice 10 years on. He argues that robust employee voice mechanisms can deliver various benefits to organisations, and highlights evidence from the German engineering company Siemens, where works councils used information and consultation to protect the workforce during economic downturn and make the company more productive in a way which didn't threaten employees.
  • Promoting employee voice at HfTMichelle Simpson, Partnership Forum Lead at Hft reflects on the development of their employee forum at the organisation. She argues that with commitment from both sides and sufficient training and support for employee representatives, employee forums can make a real difference to promoting employee voice.