What are the benefits of trade unions?
Some workers join a trade union because they believe that a union can:
- negotiate better pay.
- negotiate better working conditions, like more holidays or improved health and safety.
- provide training for new skills.
- give general advice and support.
What is the role of trade union?
Trade Unions protect the worker from wages hike, provides job security through peaceful measures. Trade Unions also help in providing financial and non-financial aid to the workers during lock out or strike or in medical need.
What are the problems faced by trade unions?
“Multiplicity of trade unions, political rivalries, lack of resources, disunity in the ranks of workers etc., are some of the major weaknesses in a number of existing unions”.
What are the three ways in which trade unions contribute?
Three ways trade unions are making cities and local communities more equitable and inclusive
- 1 .
- Promoting the inclusion of labour and environmental clauses in local and national public procurement policies and practices.
- Reclaiming public ownership and universal access to essential local and urban services.
What are the 4 functions of trade union?
Regulation of relations, settlement of grievances, raising new demands on behalf of workers, collective bargaining and negotiations are the other key principle functions that these trade unions perform.
How can trade unions be improved?
The five measures to strengthen the trade union movement in India are as follows: 1. Maintaining Unity 2….5 Measures to Strengthen the Trade Union Movement in India
- Maintaining Unity: ADVERTISEMENTS:
- Free from Political influence:
- Workers Education:
- Adequacy of Funds:
- Welfare Activities for Workers:
What are the obstacles in the future growth of trade union?
The most important problems of the trade unions in India are uneven Growth: industry-wise and Area-wise, small size of unions, financial weakness, multiplicity of the unions and inter-union rivalry, leadership issue, politicaliation of the unions, democracy and leadership, management Attitude, statutory support.
How do trade unions contribute to development?
By protecting the rights of employers and employees, trade unions contribute to sustainable growth and development. They ensure that workers are paid fair wages for their work and this improves productivity in the workplace, which adds to growth.
Are there any African trade unions in Kenya?
Today we have in the main African trade unions in Kenya, with a few Asian unions, the oldest and most important of which is the Asian Railway Union. In the Civil Service there are three workers’ associations, one for Europeans, Asians and Africans respectively. These, however, negotiate with the Government through one Central Whitley Council.
What is the ICTU doing in Kenya?
Through the I.C.F.T.U. the Federation has been presented with a jeep by the American Automobile Workers’ Union, to further trade union educational activities in Kenya. The Federation further maintains good friendly relations with the British Trades Union Congress.
How long does it take to register a Union in Kenya?
The process of registering a trade union takes six months and is provided for in sections 12, 13 and 14 of the Labour Relations Act, 2007, Laws of Kenya.
What is the history of the Kenya Federation of Labour?
The Kenya Federation of Labour came into being in 19^2, then under the name of Kenya Federation of Registered Trade Unions. As a Federation it did not have to register under the Trade Union Ordinance, but last year, after much settler agitation, the Govern ment called upon the Federation to register under the Societies Ordinance.