GHRM - TN 10i International Industrial Relations 2014-15

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Chapter 10 International Industrial Relations
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Discuss the key issues in international industrial relations and the policies and practices of multinationals Examine the potential constraints that trade unions may have on multinationals Outline key concerns for trade unions Discuss recent trends and issues in the global workforce context Discuss the formation of regional economic zones such as the European Union and the impact of opponents to globalization Chapter Objectives In this chapter we:
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Industrial relations (or Employment relations or Employee relations): It means that the relationship of Labors, employers and Government. It describes the broad field of study that looks wider issues of work and employment (such as, labor law, labor economics, HRM, organizational behavior, politics and etc). Introduction
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1. Right to organize (organize unions) 2. Right to bargain 3. Right to take collective actions (strikes) Basic Three Rights of Labors in Labor Law
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Definition: A representative or member organization of workers that exists to protect and advance the interests of working people. Trade unions act on behalf of their members in a number of different ways . They provide services directly to members ,(including insurance benefits ,consumer discounts ,and access to training, education, labour market services, welfare, and legal advice). They also play an important role representing individual members in company procedures and in the legal system ,where unions may sponsor cases and provide advocates for workers taking cases to a labour court or tribunal. Trade Union
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Collective bargaining the negotiation of collective agreements with employers that determine employment conditions and regulate the employment relationship for unionized workers. Beyond collective bargaining unions may be involved in joint consultation or labour- management partnership with employers, where they contribute to the wider process of business decision-making . Trade unions’ main activities
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Trade unions everywhere become involved in the political process, either by campaigning or lobbying governments for favourable legislation or by affiliating directly to a political party. Some of the largest trade unions in the UK, for instance, are affiliated to the Labour Party and seek to influence its policy from within. Political activities of trade unions
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Open shop: labors have a freedom to join or not join in trade unions. Closed shop: only union members can get a job in a firm Union shop: labors must join in trade union if they become a member of a firm (or industry). Trade unions come in a variety of forms and researchers have developed a number of classifications of unions. The most commonly used classify unions in terms of their membership base, the types of worker they recruit and represent. Thus, there are closed unions, which restrict membership to a particular occupation, enterprise, or industry, and there are general open unions, which recruit broadly across the occupational and industrial structure.
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