Roles of a Trade Union Organiser

Roles of a Trade Union Organiser

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  • THE ROLE OF A TRADE UNION ORGANIZER
  • Good day Mr Khwela,and a very warm welcome to you. I am Mr Rolihlahla the trade union organizer.
  • Gooday Mr Rolhlahla,thank you so much and nice meeting you.
  • THE ROLE OF A TRADE UNION ORGANIZER
  • Since you a new employee in thecompany, have you joined the union yet?
  • No sir, Mr Rolihlahla...when I was signing my employment contract HR asked if I would like to join the union but I am not interested. This is my very first job and I am new in the company,thus I am trying to stay out of trouble.
  • Mr Khwela, it seems like you have too little information about the trade union. Please have a seat Mr Khwela, as a trade union organiser I think it's my duty to enlighten you, so that you can understand and get a clear picture on what we do.
  • THE ROLE OF A TRADE UNION ORGANIZER
  • So you think you will get into trouble for joining the union?
  • Yes Mr Rolihlahla,I have seen union members protesting and striking...Honestly, I don't want to lose my job by getting involved in such things.
  • TRADE UNION ORGANIZER WELCOMING A NEW EMPLLOYEE
  • THE ROLE OF A TRADE UNION ORGANIZER
  • TRADE UNION ORGANIZER PERSUADING A NEW EMPLOYEE TO JOIN THE TRADE UNION.
  • THE ROLE OF A TRADE UNION ORGANIZER
  • The union also protects employees from exploitation and other discrimanatory practicises. It reduceses inequality because it challenges the very base of paid employment. We demand legitamacy in our recruitment processes and garantee that we will not tolerate any discramanatory practices. Our goals is to improve organisational performance and sustainability, which benefits both employers and employees, so we are constantly in dialogue with employers. We strive to improve our working relationships. So in conclusion you will never get into trouble for joining the union Mr Khwela.
  • TRADE UNION ORG
  • THE ROLE OF A TRADE UNION ORGANIZER
  • Oooh very interesting, I did not know that employers are aware of union member's activities and I thought that you hold your meetings behind employer's back. Thank you so much for enlightening me. I would really like to join the union and I was talking to the other ladies here in the office, they all told me they not part of the union. I guess they also don't know much about the union but I am joining today.
  • TRADE UNION ORGANIZER EXPLAINING HOW THE UNION IS PROTECTED UNDER THE CONSTITUTION
  • First of all, I would like to emphasize that you will never get in trouble with your employer for joining the union. Our union is registered and recognized under the 1996 South African Constitution,which provides freedom of association and gives workers and employers the ability to join and form unions, hence this right is enshrined in the labour relations Act. The union acts as a platform to support its members in many ways.
  • TRADE UNION ORGANIZER EXPLORING SOME OF THE CHALLENGES WORKERS FACE, THAT THE UNION PROTECTS THEM FROM
  • TRADE UNION IS NOT A CLOSED ENTITY IN A VACUM, IT WORKS HAND IN HAND WITH THE EMPLOYERS.
  • Thank you so much Mr Khwela for considering joining the union. Could you kindly contact the HR office again to complete our membership form. Our monthly fees are R150 per month deducted via payroll.Welcome to the union inn advance, Mr Khwela. Now I have a meeting at 2pm with union members.
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