Marxism and Labour Theory - The Conflicts between Employee and Employer

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Marxism and Labour Theory - The Conflicts between Employee and Employer

1. Introduction

1.1 Overview on the essay topic

To organisations, employees (labours) are wonderful resources, because they are compact and multi-purpose, capable of simple manual tasks or dealing with complicated machines, most importantly, they are the profit maker for their employers. However, there is always a problem between employees and employer. Any attempt to manager in a humane way, by consensus, is doomed to failure because of the irresolvable conflict between employees and their employers. Within nearly every organisation or company conflicts occur from time to time, between the employers and the employees. This paper argues what kind of conflicts
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(Watson, 1995).

3. Conflict between Employer and Employees

3.1 In Management Studies

In management, they say conflict is between employees or between employees and employers. In other words, conflict is a disagreement between two or more individual, groups or organisations. In every organisation or company where people work together, misunderstandings and agreements will occur. Sometime, conflicts often are hidden in a workplace, which has not been dealt with in an open way. These types of hidden conflict can lead to decreased motivation among the employees. So, in Management studies, they discuss conflict more in
Human Resource way, it is all about motivations and relationship between people. Moreover, in Management, conflict between employer and employee is usually caused by Discrimination, which is also from Human
Resource perspectives.

3.2 In Marxism

3.2.1 Labour Power

What we have to be clear about is what the capitalist has bought. The worker has sold not his labour but his
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