Problems Facing Trade Unions in Kenya

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Collective bargaining generally includes negotiations between the two parties (employees’ representatives and employer’s representatives). Collective bargaining consists of negotiations between an employer and a group of employees that determine the conditions of employment. Often employees are represented in the bargaining by a union or other labor organization. The result of collective bargaining procedure is called the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Collective agreements may be in the form of procedural agreements or substantive agreements. Procedural agreements deal with the relationship between workers and management and the proced This will normally include procedures in respect of individual grievances, disputes and…show more content…
A worker will pay an annual subscription and in return will have their interests more powerfully represented than if they had to negotiate with employers on their own. unfairly. isputes. There are four main types of trade unions Craft unions: It is the oldest union membership is through apprenticeship to represent skilled workers e.g. Musicians Union (MU) .it cuts across many companies and craft industries hence it is a horizontal type of union.Industrial unions it is a vertical union since it includes all employees in an industry. It tends to reduce gap between skilled and unskilled workers to represent the members of one particular industry e.g. Fire Brigades Union (FBU) General unions: Unions which recruit workers from all types of industries and with any level or range of skills e.g. Amicus – the Manufacturing Science and Finance Union (MSF) White-collar unions : it is anew but growing union which recruits employees who are involved in direct services to represent office workers e.g. National Union of Teachers (KNUT) | H.A. Clegg: A New Approrach to Industrial Democracy, Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 1960 at 20). , e.g. provision for the registration of agreements. * will not support a party in breach of agreements concluded consequent to
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