Trade unions play a very important part in maintaining a healthy relationship between the management and employees of the organisation. The problems of the employees are highlighted to the management and appropriate solutions are sorted from the management. Trade unions also play an important part as an intermediaries between both of them and help in developing a "WIN-WIN" situation for both the parties. trade unions also help in motivating the employees for increasing the productivity which brings the cost of the organisation at the bottom thus helping it to run effectively and efficiently.The present book helps in understanding the dynamics of trade unionism in Indian corporate sector with a case study of selected industries in Punjab.
The unions at the gross-root level take important decisions that influence not only the workers lives both in and outside the firm,but also ameliorate the labor management relations of the organization of which they are a part.This book provides the research and analytical frame work of perceptions of respondents on various trade unionism issues:objectives,rights and privileges,payment of subscription,frequency of general body meetings,conducting of elections,method of election of union leader and office bearers and response of management for problem solving of workers.This book is more useful for the research scholars,academicians,HR Managers or personnel managers of Human Resource Development of various business organizations and students of Commerce and Management,Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.
The book Unionism and Public Service Reform in Lesotho reviews the legislation governing the Lesotho’s Public Service since 1995. The 1995 Act was viewed as one of the important pieces of legislation in the history of Lesotho’s Labour Law because it dealt with issues such as freedom of association, trade union recognition, and unfair labour practices. Despite these developments, the Act was surrounded by controversy, concerning matters of prohibitions to assembly and participation in trade unions. In 2005, a new Act was enacted stipulating the new guidelines for the Public Service. The discussions of the historical, political and legislative contexts and literature review on freedom of association and public service reform provide a reflective background for an understanding of what has informed the legislative process in Lesotho’s Public Service and the attitudes of public servants towards unionism. This book should be useful to scholars, trade unionists, staff association representatives, and the general public that are interested in understanding the labour relations regime in Lesotho.
Job commitment is the attachment,loyalty and dedication an employee shows on a job.Employers should be more concerned about how best to tap employee interest in the job and ways to motivate employees in order to realize any good results.This book presents the subject of relationship between trade union membership and job commitment among employees in organizations and it recommends that organizations should not view unionism, trade union leaders, and employee relation experts as inciters of employees but rather creators of harmony,peace and good working environment for high organizational performance to ensue. ''Trade dispute” means a dispute or difference, or an apprehended dispute or difference, between employers and employees, between employers and trade unions, or between an employers’ organization and employees or trade unions, concerning any employment matter, and such a dispute can reduce employee job commitment.
This book provides an in-depth analysis of the constraints that women face when competing for leadership positions in academic trade unions. It examines several dimensions that influence access to leadership such as education, politics and culture. The author opines that men have always dominated decision-making in trade unionism. She therefore explains the burden women shoulder in vying for leadership positions in trade unions amid social, cultural and economic dynamics and challenges. Through quantitative and qualitative analyses, the author establishes that the position of women in trade union leadership is unfavourable. She recommends that trade unions should make deliberate efforts to improve the participation of women through affirmative action. This book is recommended for policy makers and development agencies seeking to minimize constraints faced by women and encourage their participation in trade union leadership. Students of gender and development studies will find it very useful.
The Cost of Freedom is an indepth analysis of the structure and functions of Trinidad and Tobago ’s first major labour organisation, the Trinidad Workingmen’s Association (TWA), and its international linkages. The study focuses particularly on the role of the TWA (which was later known as the Trinidad Labour Party) in the evolution of working class consciousness from its rudimentary stages to the subsequent rise of the new trade unionism of the post-1937 era. Consideration is given to the seminal role of the Association as mobiliser and organiser of the working class both for participation in electoral politics, and as a catalyst for ethnic cohesion in Trinidad and Tobago ’s post-indentureship society. Against the background of initiatives towards self-government in the British West Indies, this work examines the pioneering efforts of the Labour movement in Trinidad in the promotion of both Caribbean political integration, and regional trade union solidarity. Finally, an analysis is made of the vicissitudes of trade unionism in the colony and the reasons for its fragmentation in the 1940s.
Women had broken various barriers to gain entry into wage employment with a view to contributing to the socio-economic development of their societies. This consequently gave them the opportunity to take part in other activities within industry especially, Trade Unionism. Trade Unions as organised collectivity of workers profess equality and democratic principles among their members irrespective of gender. This book provides an insight into the structure and organisation of trade unions with regard to the participation of women particularly within their decision making organs. Trade unions exhibit patriarchal values and attitudes which in concert with marital and domestic responsibilities have moderated women participation in these organisations. Yet sustainable socio-economic development is contigent upon the maximum utilisation of available human resource. As women have demonstrated their interest in contributing their quota towards the development of their society, it is imperative that trade unions discountenance patriarchal attitudes and practices that tend to reinforce women subordination as enunciated in this study.
The book highlights the Working of Trade Unions –A Study in Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Limited. Trade Union is an association of workers formed mainly for the purpose of protecting and promoting economic and social interests of its members through action. The present study deals with various dimensions of trade unionism in Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation in Trichirappalli Region. The main objective of the study are to study the profile of trade unions in Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation, inter-union and intra-union relations, fulfillment of members expectations and role of trade unions in industrial relations. The results revealed that internal employee leader functions more effectively than the external leaders. The member’s participation in trade union activities was found to be above the average. The trade union activities in Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation had increased from year to year in Trichirappalli.
The role of teacher unions is to protect the interests and well being of all it's members during the filling of promotional posts and redeployment processes. Well managed schools are a result of properly selected, well qualified and dedicated school personnel. Research findings reveal that in most cases during the selection process for new and promotional posts, teacher unions ignore their observer role and become active participants,thus getting their key members unjustly promoted and deployed to key positions. This happens despite legislation on the approved guidelines for union involvement.The author argues that uncontrolled union involvement during redeployment and the filling of promotional posts may lead to anarchy and the exodus of dedicated teachers to other professions. Recorded focus group interviews were conducted with teachers,school principals,the Gauteng Department of Education officials and Union officials using open ended questions. Verbatim transcribed data were analysed by means of the constant comparative method.Recommendations focus on facilitation for improved involvement of unions for effective teaching and learning including improved teacher morale.
The worked traced the origin of Labour Unions in Nigeria and established the reason for it coming to existence. It showed that the Labour union do not exist in a vacuum, it has its existence in the world and precisely in Nigeria where there are Christians. This implies that it exists in a Christian community. The methodology used in this work included a questionnaire, which was used to get responses from a Christian body which operates in a community where the labour unions also operate. The responses gotten from this Christian body were used to make the conclusions and recommendations, which this work has provided. In this work, it is evidenced that the labour union has impact on the Christian body, which was determined by the case study of this work. Such impact as seen in the work can be either positive or negative. One of such impact is a 2% monthly deduction, which is taken from every member’s salary. On monthly basis, what a member is expecting from his salary is 98%. Another of such major impact is the benefits its members derive from them, which has already been made known in the chapter two of this work.
This book addresses among other things, Human Resource and Industrial Relations Policies and Practices in APSRTC, covering such aspects as, human resource procurement,compensation, training and development, performance appraisal,promotion, trade unionism, collective bargaining, workers’ participation in management, grievance redressal, communication, management of discipline and the role of state in industrial relations in the Corporation.
South African teacher unions have increasingly been criticised for the declining state of the country's education system and the poor quality of education in the public schools, especially in the previously disadvantaged communities. Some have even suggested that teaching be declared an essential service. This book explores the views and experiences of school-based stake-holder groups on school-based unionism as a way of demystifying teacher unions roles at schools. The book should also shed some light on how other stake-holder groups relate to union learders at school level and how this relationships impact on the quality of teaching and learning. The book also explores the impact of union activities at schools on teaching and learning.This book must also help policy makers design policies that will clearly regulate the relationship between various stake holder groups at schools including unions.
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