CBI chief urges union chiefs to reform or die

The
trade union movement is becoming "increasingly irrelevant every day",
according to the head of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Speaking
at CBI Scotland’s annual dinner in Glasgow last night, CBI director general Digby Jones said employees were losing interest in
unions because too many union leaders have outdated notions of the world of
work.

Jones
said employees were "perplexed by the way union bosses competed to be more
militant than one another in a bid to attract new members".  

He
urged the unions to "reform and, by encouraging flexibility, help the
nation win the battle for competitiveness or wither on the vine of growing
irrelevancy".

Brendan
Barber will be speaking at Personnel
Today’s
HR Directors Club.

For
more go to http://www.hrdirectorsclub.com/events/view_event.asp?eventID=8

By Michael Millar

 

 

 

 

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