Sir Robert Salisbury consulted
widely with key stakeholders including representatives from Colleges, Trade
Unions and Government. Welcoming the report, Gerard Campbell, Chief
Executive of Colleges Northern Ireland (CNI) stated ‘it is clear that
present structures require updating and revision to ensure that they are
reflective of the modern business and learning environment within which
colleges operate. The new framework presents a positive opportunity to
establish a modern industrial relations approach which reflects the strategic
role that colleges play within business, industry and in supporting learners”.
Sir Robert Salisbury’s report details 17 recommendations for
modernising the industrial relations framework within the FE sector. College
employers welcome this report and have accepted these recommendations in full,
acknowledging that they provide a positive opportunity for future industrial
relations, working in partnership with Trade Unions, staff and other
stakeholders in developing an employer-led employee relations framework.
College employers will work in a constructive and transparent manner with
stakeholders throughout this process in implementing the recommendations over
the months ahead.
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