Written on 1:20 p.m. by Cynthia Quenneville
As a Labour Relations consultant, I hear different opinions about trade unions on a daily basis.
The views I hear the most are:
- Unions are necessary to give some power and resources to the employees when they have conflict with management
- Unions are out of date. With the labour codes and human rights being reinforced over the years, there is no longer a need for unions.
- Unions reduce productivity by raising wages and imposing restrictions in management's methods.
What is your idea about trade unions and their role in improving the workers' condition?