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Employment, incentives and pensions

Labour relations

Having good relations with employees is as important as it has ever been.

Our employment lawyers can help you with all types of industrial relations engagement: from general communications with your workforce on sensitive matters to negotiations with employee representative bodies on pay or other issues.

Employee representation is no longer a local issue either. Trade unions are getting organised at a global level and are deliberately targeting multinational employers. We can assist you in designing a proper response to any global trade union strategy, including OECD complaints and the request for a global framework agreement.

Our team can also advise you on European works council (EWC) matters, including negotiating EWC agreements, and on employee representation issues within European companies (societas europaea).

If you are threatened by industrial action, we can help too. This is a complex area of law, so getting an in-depth understanding of your position is vital.