Dispute resolution

Alternative dispute resolution describes a range of techniques that involve a neutral third party helping to resolve a dispute between two parties, before recourse to courts or tribunals is necessary. Types of alternative dispute resolution include arbitration, conciliation, mediation and early neutral evaluation.


British Airways may strip striking pilots of perks

British Airways is thought to be considering stripping travel allowances from pilots who are set to strike next week.

South Western Railway staff in fresh four-day strike

30 Aug 2019

South Western Railway train drivers and guards have begun their latest walk out in a long-running dispute over the role...

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Ryanair pilots vote to strike

8 Aug 2019

Ryanair’s UK pilots have voted to strike over pay and conditions, claiming that the airline has refused to deal with unions for “decades”. 

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BA pilots will go on strike after airline loses appeal

31 Jul 2019

British Airways pilots will now go on strike after the company lost a second legal bid to stop industrial action...

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BA tries to halt industrial action with High Court injunction

23 Jul 2019

British Airways is seeking an injunction to stop pilots launching strike action over pay...

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Acas: Demand for early conciliation goes up by a fifth

22 Jul 2019

Demand for early conciliation services has risen by 21% compared with last year, according to the latest annual report from...

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How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

16 Jul 2019

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

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Heathrow faces summer disruption as workers vote to strike

12 Jul 2019

Heathrow airport could be shut down for several days this summer because of strike action by more than 4,000 workers.

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Job insecurity fuelling university staff hardship

4 Jul 2019

Seven in 10 university academics and teaching staff say their mental health has been “damaged” by working on insecure contracts,...

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South Western Railway staff strike in long-running guard dispute

18 Jun 2019

Guards and train drivers for South Western Railway began a five-day strike today (18 June) – the latest walk-out in...

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Are HR professionals lacking employee relations skills?

12 Jun 2019

As the CIPD’s Festival of Work starts in London, complete with speaker and breakout sessions galore on all the new...

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Junior doctors to vote on four-year pay deal

11 Jun 2019

Junior doctors are to be balloted on whether to accept a four-year deal which will mean annual pay uplifts of...

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Mayfair club kitchen porters call for the Living Wage

6 Jun 2019

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has urged one of London’s most exclusive membership clubs to ensure its...

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How to manage conflict and confrontation

2 Feb 2019

Conflict and confrontation often occur together. Neither is very pleasant, but both are part of our working and home lives....

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Union claims council ‘secretly’ rewarded staff that did not strike

28 Nov 2018

Birmingham City Council refuse workers are considering whether to go on strike, following allegations that the council “secretly” paid several...

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