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ACAS

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. ACAS's staff are employment relations experts. Their job is to help people work together effectively. This ranges from setting up the right structures and systems to finding a way of settling disputes when things go wrong.

http://www.acas.org.uk/(opens new window)/

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Action Mental Health

Action Mental Health aims to enhance the quality of life and employability of people with mental health needs or a learning disability

http://www.amh.org.uk/(opens new window)

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Advice NI

Advice NI provides advice on Tax Credits, benefits and Money Advice.

http://www.adviceni.net(opens new window)

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Anact

The Agence Nationale pour l’amelioration des conditions de travail is a French organization with the central aim of promoting improved employment relations and conditions.

Anact(opens new window)

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Andrea Adams Trust

A charity operating as the focus for the problems caused by bullying behaviour in the workplace.

http://www.andreaadamstrust.org/(opens new window)

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The Australian Industrial Relations Commission

http://www.airc.gov.au/(opens new window)

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The Australian Government: Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

http://www.dewr.gov.au/(opens new window)

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The Austrian Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour

http://www.bmwa.gv.at/EN/default.htm(opens new window)

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Ban Bullying at Work

This website is the combined effort of a number of organisations who are working to raise awareness of bullying in the workplace in the UK. This is a central resource for activities and links to all interested groups.

http://www.banbullyingatwork.com(opens new window)

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Belfast City Online

This website is a portal to Belfast City covering services, news and events.

http://www.belfastcityonline.net/(opens new window)

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Business in the Community

Business in the Community is a membership of companies with the leadership to translate corporate values and commitments into mainstream management practice. These companies measure and report on progress and illustrate the action being taken to improve the impact of their operations, products and services on society and the environment.

http://www.bitc.org.uk(opens new window)

Business in the Community has launched an Employer's Guide to Employing Migrant Workers. This is a web based Guide. The Guide has been produced to provide an easy reference point for employers who need information on the various aspects associated with the employment of migrant workers.

http://www.guide2migrantworkers.org.uk(opens new window)

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The British Universities Industrial Relations Association

The British Universities Industrial Relations Association is the UK association of academics in industrial relations and associated disciplines. Its key objective is to promote the study of industrial relations.

http://www.buira.org.uk/(opens new window)

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The Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

http://www.mlsp.government.bg/en/index.htm(opens new window)

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The Canada Industrial Relations Board

The Canada Industrial Relations Board has the mandate to contribute to and promote effective industrial relations in any work, undertaking or business that falls within the authority of the Parliament of Canada.

http://www.cirb-ccri.gc.ca/index_e.asp(opens new window)

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The Canadian Public Service Labour Relations Board

http://pslrb-crtfp.gc.ca/intro_e.asp(opens new window)

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CBI

The Confederation of British Industry is the UK's leading employers' organisation; it is Britain's Business voice.

http://www.cbi.org.uk(opens new window)

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Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice is the largest advice charity in Northern Ireland, working against poverty and meeting the information and advice needs of people across a wide range of advice categories.

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/(opens new window)

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The Czech Republic Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

http://www.mpsv.cz/en//(opens new window)

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The Department for Employment & Learning

The Department for Employment & Learning is working towards a vision of a peaceful, inclusive, prosperous, stable and fair society. It is responsible for third level education, training and a range of employment measures, all aimed at giving people the skills, knowledge and opportunities to work.

http://www.delni.gov.uk(opens new window)

This is a direct link to the Department of Employment and Learning ER Booklets

http://www.delni.gov.uk/erbooklets(opens new window)

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Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in the Republic of Ireland – Industrial Relations Section

http://www.entemp.ie/employment/industrialrelations/(opens new window)

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The Dutch Labour Foundation

http://www.stvda.nl/en.aspx(opens new window)

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EMAS (Employment Medical Advisory)

EMAS is a statutory advisory body within the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI). It is staffed by a specialist doctor, nurse and support staff.

EMAS gives advice on health matters relating to work, to organisations and individuals including employers, employees, trade unions, regulators, health care professionals and others.

http://www.healthandsafetyworksni.gov.uk/emas-5.pdf(opens new window)

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The European Commissions’ Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Directorates

The European Commissions’ Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Directorates website regularly features material which may be of interest to users of the LRA website.

http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/index_en.html(opens new window)

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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

The Foundation is a European body which regularly features items relevant to industrial and employment relations in the European Union.

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/index.htm(opens new window)

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Equality Direct

Equality Direct is an England wide telephone advice service and supporting website for business, offering authoritative, confidential and downtoearth advice about equality issues.

http://www.equalitydirect.org.uk(opens new window)

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The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland  works to advance equality, promote equality of opportunity, encourage good relations and challenge discrimination through promotion, advice and enforcement

http://www.equalityni.org(opens new window)

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The Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs

http://www.sm.ee/eng/pages/index.html(opens new window)

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Fairtrade Producers:

At the heart of the Fairtrade system are the farmers and workers who are members of Fairtrade certified producer organisations. Ranging in size from small co-operatives to large plantations and scattered over Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, they supply the UK market with Fairtrade certified products.

www.fairtrade.org.uk/producers(opens new window)

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The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, created in 1947, is an independent agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with two regional offices and more than 70 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities.

http://www.fmcs.gov/(opens new window)

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The Federation of Small Businesses

The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political

The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.

http://www.fsb.org.uk/

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The Finnish Ministry of Labour

http://www.mol.fi/english/index.html(opens new window)

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The German Federal Ministry of Economics

http://www.bmwi.de/English/Navigation/root.html(opens new window)

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Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA)

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) regulates those who supply labour or use workers to provide services in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, shellfish gathering and food processing and packaging.

http://www.gla.gov.uk

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The States of Guernsey Department of Commerce and Employment

The States of Guernsey Department of Commerce and Employment perform the role of promoting good industrial relations through the offices of the Senior Industrial Relations Advisory Officer.

The States of Guernsey Department of Commerce and Employment(opens new window)

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HM Revenue & Customs

HMRC is responsible for collecting the bulk of tax revenue, as well as paying Tax Credits and Child Benefits, and strengthening the UK's frontiers

HMRC have a range of education products which include:

  • E-learning packages for self- employed customers and employers. Starting your own business for the self-employed covers all aspects of starting and growing a business. Becoming an employer deals with taking on and paying employees.
  • A range of webinars. These enable customers to attend a seminar at a time to suit them. HMRC have both live and pre-recorded webinars covering a range of topics.
  • A selection of short videos on YouTube covering subjects such as Registering as Self-Employed, PAYE, Record Keeping and Construction Industry. These are a really useful way to get a quick overview on various subjects.
  • Business help and education emails is a free service to provide customers with emails from HMRC that are tailored to their needs. They are designed to help customers understand what they need to do and how to get it right first time.
  • Record keeping for mobile devices will enable customers to access apps to help make life a little easier for busy people on the go. A ready reckoner is also available to help customers budget for their first tax bill and tax help fact sheets are a good source of straightforward guidance that customers can download.
  • @HMRCbusiness is a Twitter account designed to provide help to business. HMRC tweet about our educational products, upcoming tax matters and online guidance. Followers can also ask general queries via twitter, but any individual’s specific tax issues or personal circumstance cannot be discussed

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The Home Office

Responsible for internal affairs in England and Wales.

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk(opens new window)

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Health and Safety Executive, Northern Ireland (HSENI)

HSENI (The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland) is an executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI). HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland.

.http://www.hseni.gov.uk(opens new window)

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Health and Safety Works NI

Health and Safety Works NI, the small business advisory service of HSENI was established specifically to help small businesses throughout Northern Ireland effectively manage workplace health and safety, comply with their legal responsibilities and improve overall business performance.

www.healthandsafetyworksni.gov.uk(opens new window)

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The Icelandic Ministry of Social Affairs

http://eng.felagsmalaraduneyti.is/(opens new window)

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Industrial Relations Research Trust

The Trust was established for educational purposes to raise funds to provide educational scholarships/bursaries to support and fund postgraduate research in the field of Industrial Relations

http://www.irrt.ie(opens new window)

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The Industrial Relations Research Unit

This Unit is based at the University Of Warwick and is a leading European Centre for research and analysis on the employment relationship.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wbs/research/irru/(opens new window)

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Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal Northern Ireland

Industrial Tribunals hear and determine complaints under various employment protection legislation and the various antidiscrimination enactments. The Fair Employment Tribunal hears and determines complaints of discrimination on the grounds of religious belief or political opinion.

http://www.employmenttribunalsni.co.uk/(opens new window)

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The Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner is an independent official appointed by the Crown to oversee the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk(opens new window)

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The International Industrial Relations Association

The International Industrial Relations Association was established in 1966 to promote the study of industrial relations around the world.

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/iira/about/(opens new window)

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Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC)

The Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) represents and provides economic, commercial, employee relations and social affairs services to some 7,000 companies and organisations from all sectors of economic and commercial activity.

http://www.ibec.ie(opens new window)

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Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)

ICTU is the largest civil society organisation on the island, representing and campaigning on behalf of some 770,000 working people. There are currently 56 unions affiliated to Congress, north and south of the border.

http://www.ictu.ie(opens new window)

ICTU website for Northern Ireland

http://www.ictuni.org(opens new window)

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Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland was formed in April 2002 by the Northern Ireland Government as the main economic development organisation

http://www.investni.com(opens new window)

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The Labour Relations Commission, Ireland

The Labour Relations Commission, Ireland website contains information about the role and functions of the Commission and the range of advisory and mediation services offered and information about labour relations and employment law and practices in Ireland.

http://www.lrc.ie(opens new window)

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Legal Island

Legal Island provides information, conferencing, training and e-mall information bulletins in the area of employment law.

http://www.legal-island.com/(opens new window)

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The Lithuanian Ministry of Social Security and Labour

http://www.socmin.lt/index.php?1986673611(opens new window)

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The Low Pay Commission (LPC)

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) was established as a result of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 to advise the Government about the National Minimum Wage.

http://www.lowpay.gov.uk/(opens new window)

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The Manx Industrial Relations Service

The Manx Industrial Relations Service is an independent government funded service with the primary responsibility of promoting good industrial relations on the Isle of Man. http://www.gov.im/mirs/about.xml(opens new window)

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The National Centre for Partnership Performance

The NCPP was set up by the Government in the Republic of Ireland to support and drive change in the Irish workplace. Its remit is essentially to enable organisations in both the public and private sectors to respond to change, build capability and improve performance.

http://www.ncpp.ie(opens new window)

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National Employment Rights Authority

The key information source on employment rights for employers and employees in the Republic Of Ireland.

http://www.employmentrights.ie/en/(opens new window)

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NetRegs

NetRegs provides free environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses in the UK. They will help businesses to understand what they need to do to comply with environmental law and protect the environment.They may even help businesses to save money by showing ways to use resources more efficiently.

http://www.netregs.gov.uk/(opens new window)

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The New Zealand Employment Relations Authority

http://www.ers.dol.govt.nz/(opens new window)

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The New Zealand Industrial Relations Foundation

The New Zealand Industrial Relations Foundation has the overall purpose of promoting, via education, better industrial relations within New Zealand.

http://www.ers.dol.govt.nz/help/foundation.html(opens new window)

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nibusinessinfo

Practical advice for Northern Ireland Business

http://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/(opens new window)

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nidirect

The official government website for Northern Ireland citizens

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/(opens new window)

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Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) is the representative body for voluntary, community and charitable groups in Northern Ireland.

http://www.nicva.org(opens new window)

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Northern Ireland Certification Office for Trade Unions and Employers' Associations

http://www.nicertoffice.org.uk/(opens new window)

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The Parliamentary Ombudsman and the Health Service Ombudsman

The Parliamentary Ombudsman and the Health Service Ombudsman undertake independent investigations into complaints about government departments, a range of other public bodies, and the National Health Service.

http://www.ombudsman.org.uk(opens new window)

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The Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

http://www.mpips.gov.pl/index.php?lang=2(opens new window)

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The Slovakian Ministry of Labour

The Slovakian Ministry of Labour(opens new window)

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The Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs

http://www.mddsz.gov.si/en/(opens new window)

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The South African Department of Labour

http://www.labour.gov.za/(opens new window)

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The South African Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

http://www.ccma.org.za/(opens new window)

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The Spanish Ministry for Work and Social Affairs

http://www.mtas.es/index-uk.htm(opens new window)

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The Government Offices of Sweden

http://www.sweden.gov.se/(opens new window)

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The Survive and Thrive Programme


The Survive and Thrive Programme works throughout the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council areas seeking businesses that require support to survive and grow and put appropriate support in place to enable this survival and growth. Business reviews are completed for each business by the Project Coordinator who develops an action plan or signposts to an existing provision. The Action Plan sets out recommended mentor support in various business areas and this is agreed by the Coordinator and the client business and appropriate expertise is sought from the Business Mentor List. The programme is free to eligible businesses. Please click the link below for more information."

www.surviveandthriveni.com. (opens new window)

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The Trade Unions Congress (TUC)

The TUC is the voice of Britain at work. With more than 70 member unions representing nearly seven million working people from all walks of life, we campaign for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.

http://www.tuc.org.uk(opens new window)

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UK Border Agency

The UK Border Agency has two separate operational units within the Home Office. The units are:

  • UK Visas and Immigration - responsible for handling visa applications to come to the UK, applications to extend a stay in the UK on a temporary and permanent basis, applications for asylum, appeals, correspondence and Sponsor management
  • Immigration Enforcement - responsible for investigating immigration offences, detaining and removing individuals with no right to be in the UK, preventing abuse of the immigration system.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/(opens new window)

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The Work Foundation

The Work Foundation is a not for profit organisation which exists to campaign for Good Work. They have expertise in research and practical consultancy and leadership interventions.  

http://www.theworkfoundation.com/index.aspx(opens new window)

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Workingrights

Workingrights is a public interest website focused on understanding rights as an employee or employer.

http://www.workingrights.co.uk

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Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS)

This is a link to the 2004 (Workplace Employment Relations Survey) WERS study

http://www.wers2004.info/(opens new window)

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