The Important Role of Trade Unions

Most employers do not encourage their employees to join trade unions. This is because trade unions are always accused of creating a negative relationship between employees and their employers. However, trade unions play an important role in protecting the interests and welfare of employees. On this note, this research takes the position that. Non-Union Representation bodies and Trade Unions play an important role in improving the working conditions of its members. In supporting this thesis, this research will answer the following six questions.
&nbsp. &nbsp. Trade Unionism is an example of an organized movement that began during the 19th century in the United States, Great Britain, and continental Europe. In most of these countries of the world, Trade Unionism is used to define the term labor movement. During the 18th century, a number of small associations began to appear in Britain, however, most of these organizations were sporadic, and did not last for a period of time. This is because these small associations of workers got resentment from the government and employers of the workers under consideration.&nbsp. &nbsp.During this period of time, members of these associations were constantly prosecuted by authorities in the United States and Britain (Baldwin, 2003).
&nbsp. &nbsp. &nbsp.However, during the 20th century, these changed, and a number of countries embraced the concept of trade unionism and non-union representation. A number of scholars have written concerning this issue of trade unionism and non-union employees. Baldwin (2003) support the idea of the creation of trade unions. According to these scholars, trade unions play a great role in improving the working conditions of employees. They assert that trade unions play an important role in increasing the wages of employees (Baldwin, 2003). For example, scholars denote that employees who belong to trade unions normally earn more than 20% in comparison to what employees who do not belong to a trade union earn.