Previous Article Next Article UK organisations still have a lot of work to do before the Information andConsultation Directive becomes law this time next year, Will Hutton has warned.Speaking exclusively to Personnel Today, the chief executive of The WorkFoundation, said he hoped UK employers would be ahead of the game, but fearsthat the reality will be somewhat different. “The legislation will create more demands on employers and another setof arguments,” he said. “UK companies don’t do enough talking withtheir workforces and there needs to be an increase in dialogue.” Hutton expects employees and unions to demand earlier and more detailedconsultation. “They will say ‘thank you for consulting with us – but why didn’t youdo it earlier and is that all you’ve got to tell us?’,” he said. He said the workforce was shrinking while the economy is in a period ofalmost unprecedented growth. “One of the main problems is that we need every woman to have 2.1babies if the UK population is to remain stable. British women are simply notdelivering the babies we need.” He urged businesses to look to older workers as a potential solution to theproblem. “The good thing about older people is they tend to be more stable, moreloyal and more committed workers,” he said. Related posts:No related photos. UK has long way to go on keeping workers informedOn 16 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.