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Workplace trade unionism

Bruce Spencer

Workplace trade unionism

making it work

by Bruce Spencer

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Published by Workers" Educational Association in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementBruce Spencer.
SeriesStudies for trade unionists -- vol.11, no.44
ContributionsWorkers" Educational Association.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14850975M

  The way trade unions work, is that an employee needs to become a member of a specific trade union, pays a fee to invest in the union’s operations. In turn trade unions help employees with things such as health and safety in the workplace, protection from discrimination, proper pay and leave entitlements, making sure that the workers rights. Working effectively with trade unions; collective bargaining and agreements, informing and consulting, union subs, the check off, political funds, union reps.   “The trade union movement wants to be able to recommend the government’s back-to-work plans,” they say. “But for us to do that we need to ensure that ministers have listened and that we.   My generation has it tough. Under the coalition government we have faced a frozen minimum wage, high unemployment rates, and now the removal of housing benefit. And yet, our membership of trade unions, one of the few organisations that could actively help our cause, is minimal and steadily declining. According to the Trade Union Membership: Statistical Bulletin , less than .


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