Many employers are still rejecting the concept of unions. Fearful that unions will decrease the level of control they have over their workers, employers often claim that unions are far too costly and offer no benefit to their organization. Although many employers still believe this, this is an incredibly unsophisticated perception of unions as unions have proven time and time again to protect both the employee AND the employer. Here are three ways labour unions benefit employers.
- They add consistency
Thanks to collective bargaining agreements (CBA), employers can predict costs well into the future, which makes managing resources far easier. CBAs also add simplicity and clarity to the workplace so that both the employer and the employee fully understand and agree upon the present and future conditions of each position.
- They decrease turnover
We strongly believe that seniority is important and should be respected in the workplace and we like to make sure employers respect seniority when working with their employees. Because of this, most unionized employees are given seniority in their workplace, and as a result, are more likely to be loyal to one company for a long period of time.
- They increase employee satisfaction
Employee satisfaction benefits employers in so many ways such as increased productivity, increased company loyalty, and increased creativity and innovation. Unionized employees know they’re protected and therefore feel safe, respected and supported in their place of work. This has been proven to translate into employee satisfaction, which in turn, comes back to benefit employers.
It is high time that employers stop being fearful of unions and start embracing them. Protected and cared for employees make productive, loyal workers, and therefore, employers are only hurting themselves when they try to discourage employees from unionizing. If you are thinking of joining a union yet you fear there will be consequences with your employer, get in touch with us, we can help.