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chpt 3 resolving conflict in a workplace unit 1

Pay claim A demand made by employees to their employer for an increase in pay.
Inflation the increase in the cost of goods and services from one year to the next.
Trade union An organisation that aims to protect and improve the the pay and working conditions of its members.
ASTI Association of secondary teachers.
Shop steward Is elected by trade union members in a workplace and acts as the unions representitive in that workplace.
ICTU Irish congress of trade unions.
Official strike Secret ballet is held, One weeks notice if industrial action is given to the employer, strike action is approved by employer.
All out strike All employees go on strike even the ones who dont want to and approval from ICTU is needed.
Work to rule Employees carry out their workplace duties as stated in their contract of employment and their job description.EG. nurses would not carry out cleaning duties.
Token stoppage Employees refuse to work for a short period of time.
Overtime ban Employees refuse to work overtime for their employer.
Unofficial strike Employee taker strike action but do not inform employer or meet any other requirements.
Wildcat/lightning strike Employees take strike without warning employer.
Political strike Employees leave the workplace to protest against the governments actions.
Conciliation The dispute is referred to and independent concilator who listens to both sides of the disputes and tries to get both sides to come to an agreed solution.
Mediation An independent mediator hears both sides of the dispute ands outlines how they think the problem should be resolved.Mediation encourages the employer and employees to solve the dispute together.
Arbitration An independent arbitrator listens to both parties in the dispute and makes a decision on how the problem should be resolved. This recommendation is nit legally binding and can be rejected by one or both of the parties.
Trade disputes This relates to any dispute between employers and employees .
Secret ballot For official industrial action to be taken trade union members must vote using a secret ballot.
Minimum notice Employees must give the employer a minimum of seven days notice befor taking industrial action.
Picketing Takes place at the employees workplace . It involves employees walking outside the workplace carrying placards indicating they are taking strike action.
Immunity The employer cannot sue the trade union or its members for losses incurred by the business due to official strike action.
Work relations commission An independent body that provides a range of industrial relations services to employers and employees.
Labour court Last resort for industrial relations disputes.
Misconduct Unacceptable behaviour of an employee in a workplace.
Dismissal The employer removes the employee from their job as their performance has not improved to their required standard.
Created by: Ellieboyle02



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