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Trade Unions

Trade Unions

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  1. Trade Unions • Read the bullet points as you go through the Power Points. • Can you write something about each? • NO - Look at you class jotters. • Click on a  symbol to see a video clip on the topic. • Click on the symbol to go to a web site. • Make notes / write a few sentences / write figures about each topic in your revision notes from the video clips.

  2. Remember to …. Open the Box for any KU question. You must add more to the topic in the question and write a story about it with examples.

  3. Concepts • Representation • Participation • Rights and Responsibilities a  a 

  4. What is a Trade Union? A group of workers who have joined together to improve their pay and conditions at work. The membership of Trade Unions is down The number of Trade Unions is down Why Trade Unions?  Unions and Labour 

  5.  EIS  T&G  Different Trade Unions GMB  UNISON    

  6. Trade Union Aims Better Wages  Better Pensions  Better Safety  More Equality   Better Holidays 

  7. Trade Union Rights To take industrial action, like a PICKET LINE  To represent their members in TALKS about pay and conditions  To take industrial action, like A STRIKE  To take industrial action, like A GO SLOW   To RECRUIT new members  To SPEAK ON BEHALF of their members 

  8. Trade Union Responsibilities Stay within the law, hold A SECRET VOTE, be peaceful.  NO unfair or EXTREME DEMANDS  Not to put pressure on a worker to join the union LISTEN to the union members views  

  9. Why Join a Trade Union? Power in a Union  Better Pensions  Better Wages  Better Safety  More Equality   10 Reasons to join UNISON  Better Holidays

  10. Reasons not to join a Trade Union? Some employers do not recognise Trade Unions Well paid workers may not join a union There are a growing number of self-employed people You still get the benefits that a union fights for  Union Fees are to high.

  11. Trade Union Action Overtime Ban  Work-to-rule Strike   Go Slow  Encourage a Boycott 

  12. Work of a Shop Steward Talk to the MEDIA  Represent Members [FACTORY CLOSURE]  Talk to the GOVERNMENT  Solve Problems [BULLYING]  Organise Union Meetings Encourage union membership  Attend Meetings with Management

  13. What can a Union Member do? What can I do?  Attend Meetings  Pay fees  Stand for Election  Vote to Elect Officials   Support Decisions 

  14. 1 Refinery strike looms  2 Workers walk out  Grangemouth – A Case Study 4 Talks as strike ends   3 What motorists think 