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Finance & Accounting
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Exam Questions 2 <Student Name> <Name and Section # of course> <Instructor Name> <Date> 1) Critically explore the underlying reasons for the recent decline in collective bargaining processes and practices in the United Kingdom? Collective bargaining is a practice undertaken by the trade unions which aims at reaching certain agreements through the process of negotiation with the employers of an organization or an industry (when considering on a wider scale).
Since collective bargaining is a process directly associated with the trade unions, it can be rightly concluded that a fall in trade union membership would reduce the collective number of workers the unions represents, and therefore would lead to a decline in the collective bargaining practice itself. Union membership in the UK was in a consistent decline period from 1979 to 1998, and this can be attributed to a certain set of factors, both direct and underlying reasons. The direct causes of the dramatic decline of union membership are as below (Millward et al., 2000): Unions failed to gain a bargaining presence where it was necessary in the newly established workplaces, as the British manufacturing industry declined, which led to the establishment of new workplaces The union membership in places where they were previously recognized led to people leaving the trade unions as a follow up to other. ...
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