1.     The parties must not act in a misleading or deceptive way in their dealings with each other. 
  2.     The employer must discuss with the employee before making a decision which may negatively impact on the                    employee’s job. 
  3.     The employer must give the employee an opportunity to comment and get advice and to have a support person for          assistance with responses and meetings.
  4.     The parties must treat each other fairly.
  5.     Be honest and open.
  6.     Raise any issues early, so that the parties can work together to resolve the issues.
  7.     Be constructive and positive towards each other.
  8.     Be open minded about issues and solutions, and
  9.     Treat each other with respect.


Alan Knowsley