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Features of Collective Bargaining

   Posted On :  14.06.2018 09:54 pm

The main features of collective bargaining are:

Features of Collective Bargaining

The main features of collective bargaining are:

Group Activity


Collective bargaining is a group activity because the parties involved in the bargaining process represent different groups

Activity Levels


There are different levels in the process of collective bargaining. Starting with a simple bipartite discussion between the management and the employees at unit/ plant level, it can proceed to industry/ national level.

Flexibility

 
Collective bargaining aims at a mutually agreeable and favorable solution to the problems between the management and the employees. Thus, flexibility, in ideas and opinions, demands and requests, and decisions and agreements is the chief characteristic of the collective bargaining process.

Win- Win situation


The agreements of collective bargaining are based on the principle of mutual interest. All the parties involved should have win-win attitude and aim at reaching an agreement that is in the best interests of all parties

Builds Relationships


Collective bargaining, as a continuous process, helps in building a culture of strong relationships between the management and the employees (trade unions). This helps in developing a conflict / dispute –free industrial environment.
 

An art and a Science


An expert at collective bargaining is someone who has practiced the art well. It is also a science because understanding the process of collective bargaining and predicting the response of the other party as accurately as possible can help in better negotiation and enhanced performance in achieving the desired results.   
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