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Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations

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  1. Industrial Relations

  2. Sweatshop “A shop or factory in which employees are forced to work long hours at low wages under unhealthy conditions” • Terrible living conditions • Crowded • Filthy • Rat-infested • No visitors • Unsafe working conditions • Machines • Temperature • Amount of labor • Agricultural • ABUSE • Punishment (beating) for working slow • Sexual harassment • No bathroom breaks • Abortions • Low to zero wages and compensation • Very low hourly wages • No overtime • Charged fees to get a job

  3. Trade Union “A trade union is an association of wage-earners with the object of improving the conditions of their working lives” • Ensure that health and safety regulations are kept • Protect rights of members to breaks, holiday leave • Protect rights to training entitlement • Negotiate improved pay, working conditions • Ensure minimum wage agreements • Prevent victimisation by employers SHOPSTEWARD

  4. Strikes • Wildcat Strike • General Strike • Partial Strike • Hunger Strike

  5. Welfare State The notion that the government of a country is responsible for the welfare of its citizens, and should provide extensive services in the fields of health insurance and medical care, minimum income and retirement pensions. • Want Income • Disease Health • Ignorance Education • Squalor Housing • Idleness Employment

  6. Pension Fund Pension funds protect individuals and families against loss of income in their retirement years by allowing workers to set aside and invest a portion of their current income. Defined contribution plans Defined benefit plans

  7. Pension Fund continued… What do you want once you stop working? 2-week holiday each year Health-club membership A concert, play or show once in a month Home Improvements Weekly dinner outside with family and friends Shopping trips for you and your family

  8. Choose the appropriate word to fill in the blanks. 1. Shop _________ are elected representatives of the workers. Foreman Stewards Rewards Supervisors 2. Although some union officials were reluctant to take industrial action the strike was eventually _________. Called Claimed Stalled Drawn up 3. The car industry has been plagued with _________ strikes. Savage Stop Trigger Wildcat