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HRM CA | 12 Nov 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
HR professionals are rarely ones to encourage organized labour but could the system still hold value in a modern workplace?
  • Jk | 12 Nov 2015, 09:05 AM Agree 0
    Sorry but there are no pros to a unionized workplace.
  • LK | 12 Nov 2015, 08:33 PM Agree 0
    Sorry, there are pros to unions. "If you have a union, you deserve it". Often times the employers have to face the unionization as a result of poor employee relations or compensation strategies..... Unions in this case will be like a tool that calibrates business to the point that profit gaining can be achieved without damaging human capital...
  • LK | 12 Nov 2015, 08:34 PM Agree 0
    Sorry, there are pros to unions. "If you have a union, you deserve it". Often times the employers have to face the unionization as a result of poor employee relations or compensation strategies..... Unions in this case will be like a tool that calibrates business to the point that profit gaining can be achieved without damaging human capital...
  • HG | 13 Nov 2015, 09:42 AM Agree 0
    Working in a non-unionized environment requires stronger HR and Management team skills to be effective when working with your employees. The only advantage of a Union environment is that it codifies many variables for an HR team but sadly it also turns weak HR leaders into narrowly focused bureaucrats who do not look for solutions outside the collective agreement.
  • TW | 14 Nov 2015, 02:17 PM Agree 0
    If an employer tries to impose less than the legal minimum employment standards, then yes, I would agree they "deserve" a union and it would be in the best interest of employees to be in it. but it's also fair to say that an employer could "expect" potential union action if they focus on enforcing only the bare minimum legal requirements and not on things like positive employee relations, equitable and rewarding compensation, work/life balance, and proactive health, wellness and safety.
  • Shine | 03 Dec 2015, 01:39 AM Agree 0
    Good points
  • dan j | 19 Feb 2017, 05:23 PM Agree 0
    the HR I have worked with have at times had their hands tied by the upper management team. So without a union, some employees would of been fired for some very some reasons. to go to the labour board can be a year or more process. Most people don't even try. Which the company knows. But with being a member of a union, you do have someone to fight for you, today, not next year or when your file comes up at the labour board.
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