Managing in a Trade Union Environment

Time and Place
Start Time:Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:00 AM
End Time:Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:00 PM
Held By:Barbados Employers' Confederation
Location:Barbados Employers' Confederation
Regular Admission:$375.00 Early Bird / $375.00 Late Bird (Members)
 $475.00 Early Bird / $475.00 Late Bird (Non-members)



“Managing in a Trade Union Environment” targets Human Resource Professionals, Managers, Supervisory Staff and Small Business Owners.



By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

• Read and understand a Collective Agreement.

• Identify what is a code of discipline

• Follow the correct procedure for disciplining employees and thus avoid costly missteps.

• Create a working environment conducive to positive industrial relations.

• Outline both their role and the role of other parties in the unionized environment.

• Define a grievance and outline why the grievance procedure is important.

• Understand how to conduct a grievance hearing.


Participants will Learn:

• What is a Collective Agreement

• The substantive terms found within the agreement

• The importance of knowing the key areas addressed in the Collective agreement

• What employees can expect

• The Scope of the Collective Agreement- i.e. the sections will be included, e.g. bargaining units, grievance procedures, code of discipline, management rights and responsibilities and union rights and responsibilities.


Receive an introduction to positive discipline where you:

• Identify the duties and responsibilities of the employer and the employee

• Know what is positive discipline and the essential features of a disciplinary process

• Know the key elements of a Code of Discipline and the importance of following protocol

• Understand the importance of documentation

• Understand the importance of consistency

• Learn what changes to your management style are necessary in order to manage effectively in the new unionized environment.

• Understand the possible consequences of not following the recommended approach to positive discipline Grievances

• Learn what is a Grievance

• Know the types of Grievances

• Learn what is a grievance procedure, why is it important

• Know how to conduct a grievance hearing



The topics outlined will be presented using teaching techniques such as lectures/ interactive discussions, group activities, which will take the form of a case study/role play.

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Additional Notes:
Registration Policy:

1. Should the BEC cancel the session, a full refund will be granted to all registrants.

2. All cancellations must be made in writing to the BEC within two business days prior to the training in order to receive a full refund.

3. Cancellations made within one business day prior to the session (the day before), 50% of the registration fee will be refunded.

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