For so many years, employees had been rendered helpless due to their lack of a body that would air and boycott their plights. It was necessary for the trade unions to come to the help of the poor employees who would be exploited by their employers. The trade unions would ensure that the employees acquired collective bargaining power.
The relations between the workers have made professional since; it is one of the requirements by the trade union demands. The relationship between the employees and the employers must be ethical because. Several cases had been witnessed where the employers would ask for sexual favors from the employees for them to be promoted (Collins, et al 97). Some employees seem not to understand their rights at the work place and the union uses its mandate to educate them on what their rights and freedoms are in relation to work. By understanding them, the employers are able to air their expectations to their employers creating a peaceful coexistence by strengthening the social ties between the two parties.
It would have been difficult for the employee in question to raise the alarm of sexual harassment by their bosses. They feared losing their jobs and being sent to jail for the perceived wrong convictions as the employers had money hence the influence on the justice system. The employee rights and freedom are protected by the trade unions by making sure that none of the rights are being infringed on. The employers are also required to honor the agreements contained in the employment contracts signed by the employees (McIlroy, John 139). They also ensure the employers are not discriminated against as long as they have the requirements. Respect has been gained between the employers and the employees due to being kept in check by the trade unions. They would, therefore, avoid doing anything that would attract the interest of the unions that the employers are members.
Another main function of the trade unions is to make new demands on behalf of their members. The trade unions are obligated to ensure that the working conditions and the wages and salaries offered to the employees match the amount of work done. Many are the times that the employees are underpaid, and with no fringe benefits. The trade unions make demands for the entitlement of the benefits to the employees (Schneider, Dorothee 231). The employers are supposed to cater for pensions, health insurance and the social security insurance for its employees. However, most of the employees assume that they can exploit their employers by avoiding paying the benefits. The trade unions come in place for the rescue of the employers by agitating the employers to pay for the benefits entitled to the employees.
Demand for better working conditions come in handy with trade unions. Some of the working conditions have deteriorated and nothing has been done about them for long. The workers are rendered to be weak in demanding for this right (Green, Francis 146). The trade unions advocate for the improvement of the work places to provide a safe environment for every individual. Some employees are not provided with protective gears at work leaving them prone to accidents and diseases. The trade unions have the responsibility of approaching such company and reprimanding them to provide the necessary protection.
I would, therefore, urge my proposers to cross over to this side as the trade unions have proved to be directly opposite of what they have cited. You are very welcome to embrace and share the same thoughts of trade unions. Welcome as you cross over and thank you very much.
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