collective bargaining

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PeCOP Journal of Social and Management Sciences Collective Bargaining Dr Isaac Chaneta University of Zimbabwe – Harare, Zimbabwe Dr Isaac Chaneta Collective Bargaining Dr Isaac Chaneta Unionism: Good or Bad for Productitivity Dr Isaac Chaneta Employee Welfare 1 PeCOP Journal of Social and Management Sciences Collective Bargaining Dr Isaac Chaneta University of Zimbabwe – Harare, Zimbabwe Abstract Collective bargaining is concerned with the relations between employers acting through their management representatives and organized labour. It is concerned not only with the negotiation of a formal labour agreement but also with the day- to- day dealings between management and the union. Because the management…show more content…
Collective agreements may also address the rules for future bargaining, where this is not covered by obligations under the legislation governing collective bargaining. 2. The outcomes of collective bargaining are not always clear, or predictable: negotiation is a contradictory process involving adversarial role and compromises and accommodation will depend upon a number of factors such as external environmental factors including the state of the economy, the nature of the good or service market, the state of the labour market or the prior history of relationships between the parties. In addition, the success of negotiating tactics will depend upon the skills of individuals , the perceptions of party principals about the strengths of the other party and the employment of other, industrial action outside the negotiations. 3. Collective bargaining systems rely upon the parties bargaining in good faith. This is usually guaranteed by collective legislation. 4. Third party intervention occurs only after the parties reach an impasse in negotiations. Conciliation and arbitration either may be determined by the parties in earlier agreements or be provided by established state institutions. The later has been the case in Australia where the Industrial Relations Commission’s principal conciliation or arbitration is possible under most collective bargaining law in western market
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