Unions


P.1 " are groups of working people who join to talk to employers about wages and conditions of work instead of workers talking to employers on an individual basis."1 Because they speak for everybody, can get a better deal for each worker than one employee could by negotiating with the employer. As seen in the short movie "WHY ?", non-unionized workers talks about the unfair treatment they experience in the work place. Through collective action, workers formed so they could have a voice in deciding wages, hours, working conditions and dealing with the many problems arises in the workplace. are not just organizations trying to get more dollars and cents or better working conditions for ...

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members). Recently, one of the major problems faced by the union movement is that few Canadians understand what services come into public."3 The public also don't know the union is also helping Canada in other parts of areas such as economy, etc. The public think that the only time come into the public's eye is as a result of strike or withdrawal of services. This is because of the impressed strikes held by the union workers. The memorable one would be the strike held by the Toronto Transit Commission workers back in September 1991. The lack of transportation resulted in inconveniences among the public. The Canadian public becomes upset over conflict. The strikes make the public forget about the contributions of in other areas. "From a marketing perspective, the union movement has positioned itself like the nuclear industry -- it receives attention only when it is about to blow up, melt or leak."4 Five important needs for union movements are: 3 Alistair Davidson and Ian ...

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CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS At the national level, the "organization of " is the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). The CLC is the central body in Canada and is composed of about 85 national and international representing about 2.2 million workers. LABOUR'S SOCIAL OBJECTIVES "The social objectives of the Canadian labour movement are a reflection of the aims and desires of a large segment of the country's working population."7 In some ways, the objectives are related to the economy. The objectives are: Health Programmes - the lack of available health care to all Canadians caused the labour movement to redouble its long-standing efforts to have a national medicare plan by which needed medical ...

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