Trade Union

1470 Words Jul 26th, 2013 6 Pages
Done by Michelle mboya year 11s
WHAT IS A TRADE UNION?
Trade unions are organizations that represent people at work. They consist of workers and union leaders, united to promote and protect their interests.
Trade unions exist because an individual worker has very little power to influence decisions that are made about his or her job. By joining together with other workers, there is more chance of having a voice and influence.

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRADE UNIONS.

* CRAFT UNION:

A union representing workers who share the same skill-set or who perform identical tasks.

* GENERAL UNION

Is a trade union which represents workers from a variety of trades and industries. They are often un-skilled but also include
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While some people have developed training skills to handle conflict, many people including very senior leaders, dread conflict and will do almost anything to avoid it.
Causes of conflict
Every employee has needs and certain expectations at work, and conflict could arise when people feel that these are not being met or are being ignored.
Conflict could be the result of: * poor management * unfair treatment * unclear job roles * inadequate training * poor communication * poor work environment * lack of equal opportunities * bullying and harassment * new changes to products, organizational charts, appraisals or pay systems
Other major causes include: * Personalities - the 'personality mix ' within a team can be upset when a new member of staff joins or if two colleagues suddenly fall out. Individuals may also respond to difficult or challenging situations in an unhelpful or unproductive way. * Needs and expectations - conflict at work can often be caused when employers ignore the needs of employees or set unrealistic expectations. For example, arranging hours that make it difficult for employees to carry out childcare responsibilities. * Values - most people have very clear ideas about what they think is fair, and your organization’s procedures and policies must reflect this. For example,

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