Employee relations

Our specialist team of employee relations experts are on hand to support employers on a range of issues, from collective disputes and trade union recognition agreements to major business change involving your workforce.

Need help?

To discuss your particular employee relations issues, why not speak to one of our experts at 0808 168 5874.

Ask us about your employee relations challenges.

Our areas of expertise include

  • Union recognition agreements
  • CAC applications
  • Collective negotiations
  • Industrial action and crisis intervention
  • Dispute resolution
  • Works councils and European works councils
  • Redundancy and TUPE support
  • Harmonisation of terms and conditions


EEF has helped hundreds of companies create effective employee and industrial relations strategies.

From being a trusted advisor at the negotiation table to the provision of strategic and best practice employment law advice, EEF has the expertise and sector-specific experience to help. Here are a few advantages of working with us:

  • Unrivalled expertise and experience of operating in sectors influenced by the trade union dynamic
  • Best in class training provision from qualified tutors who understand the issues that matter to you
  • Training delivered on-site or at dedicated locations throughout the UK
  • Industry and policy insight that that keeps you ahead of the pack
  • Premier employment law consultants in UK manufacturing and engineering industry
  • Employment law and HR advice packages available on-demand by telephone, email or on-site
  • Strong regional footprint with offices and consultants around the country allowing easy access to any workplace

"Our ER Specialist was able to support, direct and facilitate our meetings with our trade union, providing expert knowledge and experience to guide us through difficult and challenging situations." - D Walls, HR Manager

Tools, resources, blogs


Events, training, webinars

We offer training courses at specific dates at our facilities across the UK or on-demand at your organisation's site:
redundancy Your free redundancy white paper

Download advice on how to fairly and legally select staff for redundancy.

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Employeerelationsgraphic Employee relations brochure

How our employee relations team can help your workplace stay compliant and productive.

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resources icon spotlight HR and employment law member resources

Find practical guidance, tools and template documents - saving you valuable time and keeping you compliant.

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