Collective Bargaining and it’s impact on Management


Cases: Collective Bargaining and it’s impact on Management

One of the most crucial factors which enhance the sustainability of an organisation is its human resources. Employee productivity affects the overall performance of an organisation. In order to enhance the job security, employees form unions who collective negotiate issues such as wages and working conditions with the employers. This report is about the impact of collective bargaining on the strength of management authority. The content in this report cover various topics such as the types of bargaining issues and benefits and pitfalls of collective bargaining. Thorough literature review has been done in order to reach a firm justification of position. The literatures covered in this report are perceptions of various authors about the role of trade unions, the role of the management and the two faces of unionism mentioned by Freeman and Medoff (1984). This report ends with a strong justification of position and a conclusion. This report also includes various organisational examples in order to provide a transparent view towards the topic.

Table of Contents:


  • Introduction 1
    • Collective Bargaining 1
    • Collective Bargaining Issues 2
    • Types of Collective Bargaining                                                             3
    • Benefits of Collective Bargaining 4
    • Pitfalls of Collective Bargaining 5
  • Literature Review                                                                                    7         
    • Role of trade unions 7
    • Trade unions and the role of management              8
    • The two faces of Unionism              9        
  • Collective Bargaining and Organisational Strategy                                                     10
  • Collective Bargaining and the strength of management (Justification of Position)            11
  • Conclusion            12
  • Recommendation                       12
  • List of References            13
  • Bibliography            17
  • Appendices       22 – 29