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IndustriAll Seminar 2013-07-27-28 IF Metall and Collective agreements • Important tools for unions • Collective agreements in different level • Is collective agreements enough for us ?
The core of the trade union !! • Collective agreements are based on a promise that we industrial workers have made to each other. This promise means that nobody will be able to force industrial workers like us to work for lower wages or in worse conditions than stipulated in the collective agreement.
The core of the trade union • As the same time those who are unemployed must have reasonable incomes. That is why there is an unemployment fund. It was also the trade movement that raised the demands and took the initiatives that led to other social insurance benefits we have today. All this together provides general security for all of us.
National / local collective agreements • National and/or local collective agreements enable us to avoid disputes and offer our labour in return for reasonable wages and decent working conditions
IF Metall Agreements • 41 national collective agreements • Regulate : • Employment,minimum wages,working hours,rules for piece-rates and monthly wages,overtime pay, insurance,holiday pay,
But, national and local collective agreements is not enough….. • We need Global agreements ( IFA ) • Based on ILO core conventions • Social dialog with mutual respect • We need a close cooperation with a union friendly Labour Party so we can influens political decisions • More union reps. inside the political parliament
What is the futuredemands from the unions ? What is the next step for the unions ? Three-party agreements between unions, multinational companys and gouvernments Three-party global social dialog
Whatcharacterizes a good social dialog ? Routines - when and what on the agenda Mutual respect – despite different roles Respect the union/management mandate Difference between information and negotiation Transparency
Social dialog Why is a good social dialog important for both parties ? What characterizes a good social dialog ? How to create a good social dialog in Thailand ?
Howcan union influence ?Howto get management to listen ? Knowledge of the company is important How production works Corporate finance Sales and marketing Learn how the ”mechanisms” inside the company works