(Solution) CIPD 5HR01 An explanation covering the main provisions of collective employment law. (AC 4.1)


As evidenced in Tassinari and Maccarrone (2020), collective employment law include entire factors essential for collective bargaining, information sharing and consultations, arbitration and trade unions actions. Employers need to collaborate with unions to negotiate for remuneration and work conditions or inform and consult changes of redundancy and health and safety issues. The provisions entail;

Statutory recognition strategies- As highlighted in Hislop et al. (2019), in distinct cases, the trade unions can apply to the government entities mandated to recognise them. This is to be able to operate on behalf of their employees in the areas of remuneration, hours of working, paid holidays in particular bargaining departments. This is relevant in entities having less than 21 employees.

Official and unofficial actions- The collective bargaining harness employees ability of participating in practices under law protection. Apart from this, by balloting process, unofficial actions are made are made official. They are significantly famous and pursued in contemporary entities with issues encountered with turnover and relations.

Disclosure of information in collective bargaining–  As part of the collective employment law, entire information ought to be provided to guarantee success in the collective bargaining. According to CIPD (2020), the rationale of this is pursuing an evidence-oriented decision making in overall practice. The different legislations in place and industrial provisions are important for an informed decisions making.

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