People and Skills Network

People and Skills Network People and Skills Network

25 May 2022


15:00 - 18:00


Mills & Reeve

People and Skills Network – Industrial Relations Knowledge Exchange

Join us and your peers from across the economy on May 25th 3 – 6pm for a knowledge-sharing discussion on how to build effective industrial relations in a time of economic uncertainty.

Rising inflationary pressure is fueling speculation about an upcoming ‘summer of discontent’ and with labour and skills shortages continuing, bargaining power within the labour market is shifting. Our summit will convene peer-to-peer discussions and help you build new networks that unpick how businesses can be in the best position to maintain high employee engagement through negotiations with staff and their representatives, navigating the challenges ahead. We will also look at how businesses can capitalise on the opportunities engagement presents to create a more engaged, skilled and productive workforce and will weigh how resilient relationships can be built to help drive growth in the years to come.

Joining us will ensure you:

  • Can learn from business peers who have successfully engaged union partners in a high-inflation environment;
  • Better understand how changes in the wider economy are likely to affect your business, and what they could mean for your engagement with trade union partners;
  • Receive the latest intelligence on developments in IR law and practice
  • Build your understanding of the legal underpinnings of union engagement and some of the trends coming through in union disputes that are coming before the employment tribunal;
  • And ultimately, that you leave with practical takeaways which can be implemented into your business.

The formal discussion will close at 5pm followed by networking drinks provided by our host Mills and Reeve.

If travelling to London for the day, don’t forget to make use of our shared workspace in our Cannon Street Office - a 5 min walk from the venue.


Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve
Mills & Reeve 24 King William Street London

Get in touch

Hannah Simmons

Hannah Simmons

Events & Sponsorship Manager - East Midlands & West Midlands


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