Monday 17 June 2013

Managing the Union for Management


Having a Union in any Company requires a basic knowledge in negotiating, drafting and in managing the Union by the management. Certain skills and knowledge are to be understood in order to have and maintain the newly develop relationship between the Union and the Company


This  programs are designed to assist the management to have a better perspective on the unionized process and to deal with the union in the long run


Industrial Court Awards and Superior Court Judgments shall form the basis of case studies. Presentation would be conducted in a lively and interactive manner by way of lecture, workshop, group discussion and sharing the experience session

Course Content

1. What the Company should do when the Union come knocking at your door ?
-  How to respond to the proposal
-  Time frame to act
-  Objection and rejection
-  Provision under the law (Industrial Relation Act)

2. The Trade Union
-  What documents need to be produced
-  What area to be bargain for

3. Receiving a proposal on Collective Agreement

-  How to evaluate the proposal’s demand
-  Current practice  in the handbook and company’s policy
-  Monetary and non-monetary clauses

4. Negotiations and bargaining

-  Who can negotiate
-  What to negotiate
-  How to negotiate
-  What happens if negotiations and bargaining fails
-  Court awards on CA

5. How to conclude the agreement

-  Meetings with the Industrial Relations department officers
-  Recognition by the court

6. Having a Union

-  Union dues management
-  Union vs. Disciplinary issues
-  Union vs. other privilege which is not covered in the CA
-  Union vs. leave for union matters
-  Management vs. Union activities

7. Consequences for breaching the agreement

-  Non-compliance on part of the union
-  Non-compliance on part of the company

Target Audience 

Managers, Executives and team leaders, and others who need to equip themselves with interpersonal skills for managing people and departments and contribute to the effectiveness of the organization and individual

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