Discussions - Discussion # 2 When the two workplace...

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Discussion # 2 When the two workplace parties--management and the trade union--meet at the bargaining table, which of following statements more accurately describes their relationship? The parties are divided by divergent interests (i.e., by what makes them different). When two workplace parties both the management and the trade union are at the bargaining table for a negotiation they are usually divided by divergent interests. This is because in the process of negotiation and bargaining it is always occurs because something that one party possesses or has that the other needs or wants (or something that one party feels the other doesn’t require or need).This is the primary reason why they are at the bargaining table. There are various thoughts and ideas from both parties that are viewed differently by each other. Due to such differences in views and understanding the bargaining process begins. For Example: If there is negotiation undergoing between workers and management to the point of increasing wages and benefits; it can be justified by the workers to ask for higher wages and benefits for all the hard work being done by them. This may not be their need and just a want but management will only look at it as a want. This is a perfect example as most of the negotiation processes in organizations today are done because of unsatisfied workers who are asking for more and more incentives and benefits with their jobs. Therefore, to conclude I will say that I totally believe that the relationship shared by both parties at the bargaining table is usually because of their ideologies and views on what differentiates each party. Discussion # 3 There is much debate over the merits of the peculiar collective bargaining institution that has developed over the years in Canada. What do you think about the "deal" as it was struck in 1944 and has developed since? How good do you think it was for employers? For employees? The deal as it was in 1944 contained several terms similar to the United States Wagner Act of
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