Trade Union Rights and Responsibilities. RIGHTS Recruit new members Ask about changes in wages/conditions Take industrial action to protect members e.g. strike. RESPONSIBILITIES Not put pressure on people to join Not make unreasonable demands or threats Hold secret ballot, inform employers, take action peacefully
Members Rights and Responsibilities RIGHTS Participate in electing shop stewards and representatives Have union representation in a dispute with management Participate in industrial action RESPONSIBILITIES Vote in elections Report problems to representatives and shop steward Act within the law when taking part in action
Employer Issues and Trade Union Action!! ISSUES Sexual Harassment Repetitive Strain Injury Hearing Loss Bullying Discrimination Working Hours, Condition and Pay ACTION Overtime Ban Work-To-Rule Go Slow Strike
How members can participate in their Trade Union Vote for union officials Attend union meetings Take part in action Pay union membership Vote on taking action e.g. secret ballots
How do Trade Unions represent their members? Take workers complaints to management Take action if settlements are not agreed on and problems are not sorted Provide services to their members e.g. legal help on issues, help with legal costs if members is taking employer to an industrial tribunal.
Rights and Responsibilities of Trade Union’s 78 & 79 52 -55 Using your worksheet and textbooks complete the mind map below adding examples if you can (use textbooks to find them): You may want to do this on a double jotter page, A3 paper, use colour and illustrations to aid your diagram for revision, you may prefer to use bullet points, but remember PEE.
TRADE UNION RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES When finished: Use your diagram & notes to answer the following question. Question: Describe, in detail, the rights and responsibilities of Trade Unions in a Democracy. (at general level for 4 marks you must give 2 rights and 2 responsibilities, at Credit for 8 marks you would give more with examples, remember PEE the question)