Informing and Consulting your Workforce: Peabody Trust

This case study explores how a need to improve internal communications within The Peabody Trust led to the development of a new model for representative information and consultation and the establishment of a Staff Council, balancing formal recognition with a commitment to all-staff representative consultation.Read more

Informing and Consulting your Workforce: B&Q

This case study reviews the evolution of the multi-tiered "Grass Roots" information and consultation framework within the home improvement retail chain, B&Q.Read more

Informing and Consulting your Workforce: BMW

This case study reviews the establishment, and first two and a half years of operation, of the plant council at BMW’s Hams Hall engine plant, a "brownfield site" development.Read more

Informing and Consulting your Workforce: BP Exploration

This case study reviews the experience of the employee consultation processes that have existed within BP Exploration’s UK continental shelf (UKCS) operations since 1999. As part of overhauled arrangements introduced that year, Employee Communications and Consultation Forums (ECCFs) were set up in each business unit, together with a division-wide UK Employee Communications and Consultation Forum.Read more

Informing and Consulting your Workforce: AWE PLC

This case study examines the unconventional management and union arrangements at AWE plc, where there are few explicit rules and regulations governing the structures and processes of partnership, and currently no formal partnership agreement.Read more

Informing and Consulting your Workforce: Abbey National Group Union

This case study looks at the long-standing recognition/partnership agreement Abbey financial services company has with the Abbey National Group Union (ANGU). Abbey is one of the UK’s leading personal financial services companies with more than 18 million customers. At the end of 2003, Abbey employed around 26,000 employees (full time equivalent), at the same time, ANGU had some 8,970 members (three-quarters of them women), almost all of whom are employees of the Abbey National Group.Read more

Informing and Consulting your Workforce: United Welsh Housing Association

This case study reviews the joint project between the United Welsh Housing Association (UWHA) and Unison, which aims to introduce flexible working practices and staff involvement in order to improve the service provided to customers and local communities.Read more

Informing and Consulting your Workforce: Reuters European Employee Forum

This case study reviews the establishment and operation of the Reuters European Employee Forum, which was established in September 1996 under Article 13 of the European Works Council Directive.Read more

High Performance Workplace: Prudential UK

This case study looks at the two-tier information and consultation arrangements developed in the UK employee forum at Prudential UK. This case demonstrates how an all-elected consultative forum can be introduced into a partially unionised environment – making it one of the first companies to develop a model which fully meets the terms of the information and consultation regulations.Read more

High Performance Workplace: Westinghouse UK

This case study looks at the Springfields Fuels Limited site, which embraced the principles of partnership as a way to high performance and mutual benefits. The principles have been applied to many challenges facing the business, ensuring its continued profitability, adaptability to change, improved morale and motivation, reduced absence and improved safety performance.Read more

Informing and Consulting your Workforce: Egg People Forum (EPF)

This case study reviews the establishment and operation of the Egg People Forum (EPF) within the internet retail banking company, Egg.Read more