Page 5: Partnership
UNISON believes that, in the long term, good employer/employee industrial relations are built on partnership between management and employees.
When employees are actively involved in decision-making and problem-solving, productivity increases. That benefits everyone. In 'high performance workplaces' there are high levels of trust, a participative management style, and opportunities for employees to develop their skills in ways that motivate them.
Developing partnerships between employers, employees and unions with an active input from other stakeholders such as the government and Learning Skills Councils also helps to increase productivity and to motivate employees. Trade unions believe they have a vital part to play in developing these partnerships.