Critical issues in employee relations (2): global unions

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Croucher, R. 2010. Critical issues in employee relations (2): global unions. in: Roper, I., Prouska, R. and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, U. (ed.) Critical issues in human resource management London Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. pp. 195-211
Chapter titleCritical issues in employee relations (2): global unions
AuthorsCroucher, R.
Abstract

This chapter discusses an issue of strategic importance for senior managers in multinational companies: how to manage global employment relations. HR managers in multinationals are expected to be expert and play a key role in deciding strategy in this field, where mistakes can be extremely costly.
The chapter begins with a short case study showing some problems that can occur. next the global regulatory framework is introduced. Following this, a picture of trade unionism world wide is made showing how companies are talking to global union organisations to help them deal with the problems. A case study of how one of these global labour organisations helped a large multinational deal with HIV?AIDS among employees in Africa, saving many union members' lives, rounds off the chapter's core. The conclusion summarises the main argument made in the chapter, is that working with global union bodies in a constructive way is most likely to provide sustainable solutions to the issues.

Research GroupDiversity and Gender group
Employment Relations group
Page range195-211
Book titleCritical issues in human resource management
EditorsRoper, I., Prouska, R. and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, U.
PublisherChartered Institute of Personnel Development
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN
Hardcover9781843982425
Publication dates
Print2010
Publication process dates
Deposited10 Aug 2011
Output statusPublished
LanguageEnglish
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