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Strike! – Negotiate!

Strike! – Negotiate!

by Fiona Colquhoun, Director, CEDR Another strike, this time with BAA, appears to be on its way. This strike is about pay and annual pay demands, not the other hot potato of the moment – pensions, which is what the impending BBC staff action due for 9 September is about. The BAA and BBC strikes, […]

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Negotiating your way into a coalition government

Negotiating your way into a coalition government

By James South, CEDR Director of Training For those interested in negotiation, the forming of the recent coalition government in the United Kingdom is an excellent case study. Last night’s documentary on the BBC – ‘Five days that changed Britain’ – offers a fascinating insight into what makes for effective negotiations and what does not. […]

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Smaller state – bigger society, where will the stresses be?

Smaller state – bigger society, where will the stresses be?

by Dr Karl Mackie CBE Today, as the new Government says it wants to make society ‘bigger’ and the state smaller, by giving over control of the facilities which matter locally to communities, many ears will still be ringing with the news that, as part of the move to reduce public expenditure, the NHS is […]

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Cleaning up conversations

Cleaning up conversations

by Dr Karl Mackie CBE There are challenging conversations which need to held after the Gulf oil leak and the environmental disaster that has beset that region and BP, with many examples of fraught communications in the unfolding events. Over the years CEDR has been fortunate to work with many energy companies, including BP, and […]

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