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The advantages and disadvantages of Unionized v non-unionize

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Transcript of The advantages and disadvantages of Unionized v non-unionize

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Unionized Industries

The advantages and disadvantages of Unionized v non-unionized industries

Group Members: Aalim Wells
Anastasia Modeste
Samantha Marcelle

A unionized industry is a trade/labour union to which all the workers of a particular industry can belong regardless of their occupation or trade.
Unionized Industries
Advantages Of Unionized Industries
Stability- job security
Collective strength/ Bargaining power, e.g. lucrative compensation and fringed benefits
Workplace Safety (practically and rationally)
Disciplining workers
Disadvantages of a Unionized Industries
Loss of individual autonomy or bargaining power.
Payment of union dues
Having to support union decision on taking industrial action.
Low productivity
Unionized Industries Facts
The National Trade Union of Trinidad & Tobago (NATUC) consists of 80,000 members (2006)
Aviation, Communication and Allied Workers Union (ACAWU)
Amalgamated Workers Union (AWU)
Public Services Association (PSA)
Oilfields Workers Trade Union (OWTU)
All Trinidad Sugar and General Workers Trade Union (ATSGWTU)
Banking, Insurance & General Workers Union (BIGWU)

Non-Unionized Industries
Advantages of Non-Unionized Industries
Employees can be dismissed for contract violations
Merit-based promotions
Individual negotiation
Cost efficient for employees
No strike actions
Disadvantages of Non-Unionized Industries
In the event of an unjust dismissal or an unsafe working environment, employees do not receive legal representation by the union
Employees do not receive benefits from a union
Management could decide not to negotiate since there may not be a strength in numbers
Non-Unionized Industries facts
A non-unionized industry is one that is not affiliated with a trade union. In a non-unionized industry workers are not members of a union and they do not have union representation at the workplace.
In T&T non-unionized industries includes the teaching services and essential services.
Some of the Associations are:
-Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association
- Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT)
-Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association
- Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA)

Additional Facts

In Canada workers in a non-unionized industry are represented by a worker representative.
There are special organizations such as NGC and Unit Trust that are neither Unionized nor part of a Bargaining Unit.
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