The Collective Employment Relationship

Employment relations are being influenced by a change in employment laws. The nature of work is changing and this also naturally produces a change in employment relations. Restructuring of work and redesign of jobs are other reasons for the change. Part-time, temporary and contract work which are more commonly seen in present times influence employment relations. This paper is discussing the manner in which employment relations should be maintained in the changing scenario. An FSTE organization has been selected for the discussion.
Unilever is the FSTE 100 organization that is being discussed in this paper. Through the strengths of the research and development division, this company established good scientific capabilities with excellent facilities for innovative changes for improving the competitive advantage and the future of this world leader (Unilever 2008). The strength of the culture of the R&amp.D in Unilever is focused on the customer, product and marketplace. Its products range through spray technology deodorants, ice-cream (product processing), hair technology, structured oils and emulsions, and tea. Its ambition and vision incorporate the science of exceptional quality with the speedy delivery of breakthroughs, focusing on huge wins and showing up as a world-class organization (Unilever 2008).
The prioritized portfolio includes science and technology, big wins and consumer needs and trends. The highlights in 2009 showed a workplace company. Expenditure for advertising and promotion was increased by 80bps. Volume efficiencies and savings of 1.4 billion Euros were present. Cash flow from operating activities increased by 1.4billion Euros with obvious improvement in working capital. The contribution to pension funds increased by 0.5 billion Euros (Unilever, 2009). Put simply, Unilever has had a strong growth momentum in 2009 even though the competition is&nbsp.bursting at the seams.&nbsp.