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.


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.