YourSA Treasurer, Charlene Kisaalu, attended the TUC Union Reps Connect Conference.
Charlene Writes:

My first conference experience was one that left me excited to attend another. It was a day filled with key information from reputable sources such as ACAS, Thompsons Solicitors and LRD to name a few.

I went to this event with main purpose to learn from experts and gain valuable knowledge to further enhance our roles as representatives, although there were several workshops provided too.

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Emma Mclean from ACAS emphasised the benefits of mediation, highlighted when it’s appropriate, who it’s appropriate for and how it can help.

Highlighted research published in May-21 that half a million people resigned because of conflict and workplace conflict costs UK employers £28.5bn each year, averaging just over £1k for every employee.

Brian Wilson from Thompson Solicitors who specialises in Employment law, provided a very insightful update on legislation which might be of interest to unions, and stipulated likely legal amendments in discussions.

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