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trade unions

Trade Unions

To explain the role of Trade Unions

To analyse Trade Unions

To evaluate Trade Unions

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Trade Unions

is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals such as protecting the integrity of its trade, achieving higher pay, increasing the number of employees an employer hires, and better working conditions

changing roles of trade unions

Changing Roles of Trade Unions

Change of ownership from public to private sector: leads to a new contract of employment & conditions

Less collective bargaining & more regional or workplace level negotiation

Improving the rights of part-time workers

Enforcing the rights of women in the workplace

Employment Relations Act 1999 – workers vote to name a union to represent them

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Trade Unions

Advantages

Opportunity to access the benefits of collective bargaining

Shield workers from exploitation and victimisation by management (i.e. lack of adherence to labour laws, unfair dismissals)

Assist members by offering them information about their rights

Provide its members with legal assistance during disciplinary matters or legal suits

Negotiate wage and salary matters with employers

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Trade Unions

Disadvantages

Collective bargaining by Trade Unions can sometimes lump all workers together thereby inhibiting hard-working individuals from being rewarded appropriately

Involvement or participation, workers tend to become more critical and conscious of management methods and activities

This could possibly hinder their chances at training and promotions, especially if these are solely at management's discretion

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Trade Unions

Use the ACAS website to consider how useful ACAS are for Tesco employees

www.acas.org.uk

employee participation

Employee Participation

…is the process whereby employees are involved in decision making processes, rather than simply acting on orders

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Employee Participation

Empowering employees

Decentralisingpower

Team working

Employees are trusted

Is a key motivational tool