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Westray Mine “An in depth look at the mining disaster”. Group B Mark Harris 200904910 Mitchell Scott 200902913 Marc Neary 200902372 Jennifer Poirier 200701146 Kyle Campbell 200903797. Agenda . Introduction & Objective Theories and concepts Conclusion. Introduction & Objective .

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westray mine an in depth look at the mining disaster

Westray Mine “An in depth look at the mining disaster”

Group B

Mark Harris 200904910

Mitchell Scott 200902913

Marc Neary 200902372

Jennifer Poirier 200701146

Kyle Campbell 200903797

agenda
Agenda
  • Introduction & Objective
  • Theories and concepts
  • Conclusion
introduction objective
Introduction & Objective
  • Overview of Westray mine disaster
  • Objective
    • Why did the miners at Westray not form a union?
power and authority
Power and Authority
  • Management and substantive authority
  • Power from outside sources affecting management
economic political and social factors
Economic, Political, and Social Factors
  • Economic
    • Unemployment
  • Political
    • Loans and job creation
  • Social
    • Emotional aspect
taylorism workplace re design
Taylorism & Workplace re-design
  • Inefficient work processes
  • Inexperienced workers
  • Workers unaware of safety responsibilities due to lack of training
majoritarianism
Majoritarianism
  • Majoritarianism defined
  • Workers missed first union vote by 20 votes
  • Second attempt to unionize was a success, but it was too late
  • Reasons for not unionizing:
    • Employees did not recognize the benefits
    • Young, untrained employees
volunteerism
Volunteerism
  • Carl Guptill was injured on the job due to the lack of security
  • Forced to keep working with a dimmed lamp
  • Injured on the job
  • Reported to the Mine Inspector Albert MacLean
exclusivity
Exclusivity
  • Coal Miners Regulation Act
  • Care for the horses
  • Recommendations required for miners, managers, owners and inspectors
  • Roof Supports, the use of tobacco products and work hours
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Relevant theories applied to research
  • Research results to complete objective:
    • Workers were highly untrained
    • Lack of experience and knowledge of union and its benefits
    • Lack of safety knowledge to identify unsafe working conditions
references
References
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