Selective school labour union policies

October 10th, 2013

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Trade schools are being accused of discriminatory practices by only permitting certain labour unions to speak to students about the benefits of organised labour.

Many schools say they allow only traditional unions, which have the right to negotiate collective bargaining agreements, to address students.

The unions are only permitted to speak about collective bargaining and may not recruit new members.

The schools argue that because independent unions, which do not belong to a labour confederation and typically charge members lower dues, cannot negotiate collective bargaining agreements, there would be no point in allowing them to address students.

Labour officials applauded the move, comparing the unions, which are typically for-profit companies, with telephone companies offering a product to students. – Berlingske Business

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