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Managing Trade Unions at the Firm Level & the Dynamics of Collective Bargaining
Published in Shri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
2008
Volume: 44
   
Issue: 1
Pages: 117 - 129
Abstract

Employees represent the human side of an organisation and trade unions serve to give them a collective voice to protect and further their interests. Of late, there has been a decline in the proportion of unionised workplaces and in the collective representation of employees on many issues predominantly due to a reassertion of managerial power in the workplace and government support to management in the face of globalisation (Sen 1997). The decline could also be attributed to the shift of jobs from the manufacturing to the service industries, and unaggressive union leadership (St. Antoine 2001). At the firm level, it is the interaction between the attitudes of management to employees and unions, the attitudes of employees to management, and the attitudes of employees to unions that determines the quality of industrial relations.

About the journal
JournalIndian Journal of Industrial Relations
PublisherShri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
ISSN0019-5286
Open AccessNo