ICMR HAUS Case Studies Collection For the download of Collective Bargaining: The General Motors-United Auto Workers Deal case study (Case Code: HROB109) click the button below and choose the case in the list of available cases: in Uganda, the 2010 collective agreement and a broader representation of the interests of unions and national and international NGOs focused on the priorities of women workers in the Ugandan cut-off flower industry. The CBA was negotiated between the Uganda Flower Exporters Association (UFEA) and the two national unions representing floral workers (UHAWU and NUPAWU). The CBA applies to all workers, including non-union members. It consists of two separate agreements. Phase I includes terms of service negotiated every two years. Phase II is negotiated on annual salaries (UFEA and UHAWU 2011). The Ministry of Equality, Labour and Social Development participated in the CBA discussions. The government provides farms with condoms for HIV/AIDS prevention. Understand the challenges GM faces in the U.S.

auto market as it competes with its Japanese competitors. Understand the impact of GM`s healthcare and other legacy burdens on its competitiveness in the U.S. auto market. Understand the issues and concepts of collective bargaining and also consider how GM negotiated a historic agreement with the union that should contribute to its rotation strategy. Explore and discuss the changing role of unions in the 21st century. Collective bargaining, bargaining, cooperation, union, strike, social contract, labour union, employment contract, human resources, wear and tear program, turnaround, strategy, competition, Japanese competitors, competitive advantage, restructuring, VEBA, public health, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, UAW This case study is an example of a collective agreement in the cut flower sector in Uganda. These are unionized unions from the bottom up and show how this required the support of national unions, women`s organizations and an employers` organization, as well as the support of the government. In this case, it is the collective agreement between one of the world`s leading automakers, General Motors Corporation (GM), and united Auto Workers at the end of 2007. The agreement, described as “historic” by a number of experts, is the result of a very complex negotiation process. GM, which dominated the U.S. market until 1980 with a market share of 46%, recorded a steady decline in its market share after the arrival of its Japanese competitors. In addition to product and marketing issues, GM`s fate has been severely affected by underfunded retirement commitments, rising health costs for employees and retirees, and declining market share in the U.S.

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