Acas guides on trade union and employee representation

Advice on the law and good practice for building effective communication, consultation and negotiation between employers and trade union or other employee representatives.


Trade union representation in the workplace (PDF, 448 KB)

Non-union representation in the workplace (PDF, 4 MB)


These guides provide advice on trade union and other employee representatives' rights to time off, training and facilities to carry out their duties.

You can use this advice alongside the:

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Published March 2014