3.4 Trade Unions
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  • Question 1
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    In what circumstances are trade unions more likely to be effective in wage negotiations for their members?

    answer choices

    an economic boom

    a recession

    a period of decling productivity

    a period of rising unemployment

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    Which trade union action is most likely to have harmful effects on the productivity of a firm?

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    A acceptance of new technology

    B. agreement to a bonus system

    C. opposition to planned redundancies

    D. participation in a profit-sharing scheme

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    When will a trade union be most effective in pursuing its members' interests?

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    A. The economy is in recession with rising unemployment.

    B. The employers have few orders for the product.

    C. The government passes a law to increase competition in the labour market.

    D. The members' wages make up a small part of total costs

  • Question 4
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    What is least likely to be a function of a trade union?

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    A improving working conditions

    B. reducing the cost of labour

    C. representing members interests

    D securing adequate pay for members

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    What is the main purpose of a trade union?

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    A. to achieve profit maximization.

    B to encourage free trade

    C. to promote private ownership of industry

    D to protect the interests of its members

  • Question 6
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    In which situation will a trade union be least likely to be effective in supporting the interests of its members?

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    A. economy is experiencing an increase in unemployment.

    B. The firms have a large increase in demand for the product.

    C. The govermment passes a law weakening the powers of employers

    D. The workers' wages are a small proportion of total costs.

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    9. UK flights were severely disrupted in after a pay dispute involving trade union members. Which change would the union not have used to support their pay claim?

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    A. a downtum in the booking of flights

    B a fall in the real wages of airline staff

    C an increase in the airlines profits

    D. a rise in inflation

  • Question 8
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    What is not a function of a trade union?

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    A to arrange promotion for its members

    B to discuss members' working conditions

    C to negotiate members'wages

    D to represent members in dispute

  • Question 9
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    What might a trade union usually be expected to do for its members?

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    A arrange childcare facilities for members'children

    B ensure adequate promotion prospects exist

    C. negotiate better working conditions

    D provide medical insurance

  • Question 10
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    What does the term"closed shop'mean?

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    A a bankrupt retail establishment

    B. a trade union that is approved by the govemment

    C. an agreement that all workers must be members of the same trade union

    D. an agreement by trade unions to share members

  • Question 11
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    A request by a trade union for a pay rise for its members

    to be successful if

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    A. there is low inflation in the economy

    B. there is high demand for toys production in the factory

    C. there is a large pool of people willing to work in the toy factory

    D. the productivity of the workers in the toy factory has fallen

  • Question 12
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    Which of the following is a reason why a trade union may ask for a wage increase for its members?

    answer choices

    A Increased profits in the industry

    B. Lower productivity in the industry

    C. A lower rate of inflation

    D Higher unemployment in the economy

  • Question 13
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    The main aim of a trade union is to

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    A. Gain publicity for its members

    B. Improve pay and working conditions for its members

    C. Call its members out on strike action

    D, Cause disruptions to employers and the economy

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    Which of the following is an example of action taken by a trade union?

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    A. Go-fast

    B. Sit-down

    C. Work-to-rule

    D. Lie- in

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    A group of workers in a Bangladesh garment factory is concerned about the low pay,poor working conditions and extended hours of work. They decide to work only for their contracted hours of work and put a ban on overtime. This type industrial action is known as

    answer choices

    A. Go-slow

    B. Strike action

    C. Work-to-rule

    D. Sit-in

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