The Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 came into force on 6 April 2005 for undertakings with at least 150 employees. They extended to undertakings with 100 or more employees from 6 April 2007 and from 6 April 2008 to undertakings with 50 or more employees.
The Regulations outlined that employees in organisations with over 50 staff are entitled to be consulted on changes to the organisation. It was anticipated that companies with over 50 staff would develop ways and means to consult with employees and some did indeed form Employee Committees.
Why is this popping up now you might ask?
One of the Taylor review findings highlights that “Information and Consultation of Employees (ICE) Regulations have been underutilised”
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