Positive relationships between staff, teams and managers are a feature of productive workplaces. Encouraging effective engagement and participation of all parties in the workplace (employer, employees and unions) goes a long way towards a productive and positive working environment for everyone.
Workplace partnership is an example of a modern approach to managing employment relations. It’s about creating new employment relationships based on co-operation and mutual gain.
We’ve developed a collection of useful resources for people exploring partnership practices or who are simply interested in more positive ways of working. Resources include:
Most of the resources provided here were developed by the Partnership Resource Centre, a semi-autonomous unit of the Department of Labour, established to promote workplace partnerships between unions and employers. While these best practice resources remain, please note that the Partnership Resource Centre closed on 30 June 2012.