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Collective bargaining is a process of negotiations between employers and the representatives of a unit of employees aimed at reaching agreements that regulate working conditions. Collective agreements usually set out wage scales, working hours, training, health and safety, overtime, grievance mechanisms and rights to participate in workplace or company affairs.
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The term "collective bargaining" was first used in 1891 by economic theorist Sidney Webb. € However, collective negotiations and agreements had existed since the rise of trade unions during the nineteenth century.
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To settle dispute/conflicts relating to wages and working conditions. b) To protect the interest of workers through collective action. c) To resolve the differences between workers and management through voluntary negotiations and arrive at a consensus. d) To avoid third party intervention in matters relating to employment.
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Collective bargaining generally includes negotiations between the two parties (employees· representatives and employer·s representatives). Collective bargaining consists of negotiations between an employer and a group of employees that determine the conditions of employment.

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Prepare € Discuss € Propose € Bargain € Settlement
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The company's US market share fell to less than 25 percent in 2006. In 2007, GM inked a new labor contract with UAW which, analysts felt, would change the competitive landscape of the US auto industry and go a long way in ensuring GM's survival. Analysts felt that the deal also showed the changing role of the labor union in the 21st century
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» Understand the challenges faced by GM in the US automobile market while competing with Japanese competitors. » Understand the impact of GM's healthcare and other legacy costs on its ability to compete in the US automobile market. » Understand issues and concepts related to the collective bargaining process, and, also study how GM negotiated a historic deal with the union that was expected to contribute to its turnaround strategy. » Explore and discuss the changing role of trade unions in the 21st century.

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The peace of the last twenty years in Industrial Relations (IR) has been ruffled by the current, bitterly fought Maruti Suzuki strike. It stands out as one of four strikes that caught the attention of the nation in the past three decades - the textile strike, the 1989 strike at Telco, now called Tata Motors, and the more recent strike at Jet Airways. The Maruti Suzuki strike has brought to the fore several issues that have been silently plaguing IR over the years, of which four are of particular interest.
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Maruti Suzuki, like many other companies, engages over 50 per cent of its workforce as contract labour and temporary workers. This is a common practice used by employers to save on costs.

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As per reports, Maruti Suzuki did not recognize the union at its Manesar plant and the authorities did not register it. While the right of association is guaranteed by the Constitution of India, there is no concomitant right to represent at the bargaining table.

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1. Managing the Toyota Way and establishing a Toyota culture is not negotiable. 2. The local management should establish a stance toward labour unions, taking into consideration local culture, laws and labour movements. 3. If the management of the company does have a union, both should recognize that the prosperity of the company is the common objective and both must use thorough communication in order to resolve any differences of opinion and build a healthy relationship of mutual trust. 4. The relationship of mutual trust can ensure the long term prosperity of the company and thereby stabilize employee lives by maintaining and improving working conditions.

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