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Trade Unionism and Trade unions

Trade Unions are for: 1) For negotiating employee related issues with the employers 2) Work in the best interest of its members Trade union emerge as a power-equating institution in the era of industrialization

1) 2) 3)

Unity Equality Security

Revolutionary Theory Industrial Democracy Business Theory Socio-Psychological Theory

To be able to improve bargaining power For getting information on time and to be well aware of what is going on in organization To be able to protect the economic needs To satisfy social needs To securing power

1) 2) 3) 4)

Trade unions mostly use four methods for furthering their objectives Mutual Insurance Collective Bargaining Legal Enactment Direct Action
Wildcat strikes Picketing Strikes Work-to-Rule and Go-Slow

Work to improve working conditions Protector of employee rights Protecting employment Fighting discrimination, unfairness and exploitation Work as a negotiator on behalf of employees

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Ensure security of workers Obtain better economic returns Improve working environment and welfare measures Secure power to influence management Secure power to influence goverment

Protect economic interest of the members Influence social relationships at the workplace Influence policies at the national level Collective actions for sectional interest Enhance professional status Collaborating for productivity and gain sharing Preparation for bargaining Communication welfare and education

Economic
Improved economic status and working and living conditions, better heath and safety standards, equity and fairness and welfare facilities

Political
Obtaining political affiliation, lobbying activities, representing labors on every forum, protest against anti labor laws and regulations by the government

Social
Developing workers education schemes, community development work, financial support for the workers in time of strikes or economic disasters, running cooperative welfare schemes and societies

National and international level


Representing workers at the national level Building association with national federations Raising funds at the national and international level

Internally democratic Strong leadership Responsible for the members Work for the industry success and harmony Focus on collective bargaining rather than competition Posses financial security Adaptable to change

By purpose

a) Regulatory Unions b) Reformist Unions c) Revolutionary Unions

a) b) c) d)

By membership Craft Unions Staff Unions Industrial Unions General Unions

Common concerns, interest and aspirations Perusing workers rights and facilitation Dissatisfaction with the current economic and welfare benefits The composition of workforce Strong leadership Political involvement and legal influence The attitude of employees toward unions

Using the union collective bargaining power Being a sole bargaining agent Association with national federations to get political support to their cause Unity among the members of union in bargaining Mutual insurance Legal enactments