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EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS DIRECTORATE is working to develop a framework for employers and employees which promotes a skilled and flexible labour market founded on principles of partnership. It deals with relationships between workers and their employers, including individual rights as well as collective arrangements.


* Develop legislation on:
hours of work pay entitlement public holidays employment agency standards individual employment rights redundancy arrangements employee consultation trade unions and collective rights

negotiate and implement European employment directives

* research, analyse and evaluate employment relations and labour markets (EMAR)

promote workplace partnership and effective employment relations to improve the quality of working life and the competitiveness of UK organisations.

Policy responsibilities of ER.

including consultation documents and regulatory guidance.

UK presidency of the EU

Our hot topics page features legislation under consideration and the latest employment issues and developments.

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Hot topics  | Hours of work  |  Pay entitlement  |  Public holidays  |  Employment agency standards  |  Individual employment rights  |  Redundancy arrangements  |  Employee consultation  |  Trade unions and collective rights  |  European employment directives  |  Analysis and research (EMAR)  |  Workplace partnership   |   Trawlermen's Scheme

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Last updated 23 December 2005

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