Where do you see labour relations in Canada 50 years from now? Do you believe that unions will become weaker or will they become stronger? How will globalization affect Canadian unions? Traditionally, unions have fought hard to improve wages, benefits, hours of work, pensions, health and safety, job security and training for their members. The dramatic economic downturn in the world economy that hurt so many workers starting in 2008 only accelerated a decades-long trend toward more precarious jobs and the unstable hours, low wages, minimal benefits and insecurity that this work means for so many, as led decline in union membership and activities.
This is an internal issue- business management; this affects the business in a negative way. This is a weakness to the business because many people lose their job. Reference: http://business.time.com/2014/02/26/qantas-to-cut-5000-jobs-posts-211-million-loss/ Source: Internet Date: February 26,
Last year, because the price of oil had raised to $150 a barrel many CUPE members lost monthly flying time. To cut its losses, the airline has already cancelled many flights to US and European cities. It look this is not going to be easy year for our domestic air line. Beside, surviving harsh economy, Air Canada has to also co-operate with the union. Disagreement with workers can make things much
Capital One Melvin Jackson Professor Shawn Richmond Sr. Seminar in Business Administration May 31, 2010 Identify and describe the key environmental forces that have immediate strategic implications for Capital One. Two key environmental forces that have immediate strategic implications are political and economic. Legislators have been rallying consumer support to reform credit card policies due to the failing economy. Since so many consumers are without jobs or have taken pay cuts in the last few years, the ability for them to repay their debts is severely diminished. Credit card companies had been charging outlandish interest rate.
General Motor's decision to close 11 factories allowed the corporation to gain more money but put thousands out of work, devastating the workers and the towns they lived in. The corporations should think of how their decisions affect people. Although this move may provide Americans with cheaper jobs, it has added thousands more to the already high unemployment. After watching the movie "Roger and Me," directed by Michael More, one would notice the changes in the town of Flint after the closing of the factory. While senior management is getting raises and expanding their corporation, people are living in misery because of the lay-offs; this could change if the corporations gave those unemployed some compensation.
They were forced to lay off all of their workers and close down. Unemployment was a major effect on many Americans during the depression. Unemployment affected the middle class the most. By 1933 nearly 40-50% of American’s were unemployed. The Great Depression also severely impacted the lives of farmers.
Company Q references the high crime-rate areas of the two neighborhoods in which it served as the reason for closing those two stores. However, if you look further into the situation, it appears that Company Q mainly has only itself to blame for those store closings. Company Q cites that the two stores were losing money but gave no indication as to why they were losing money. Were they losing money because it took years to fulfill requests by customers for more health-conscience and organics products? Had those customers already found an alternative store that did provide the requested goods and in turn moved their business?
After the massive stock market crash, the public became wary of spending money and began to reduce expenditure. A decrease in goods purchased caused a decrease in production making thousands lose their jobs, raising the unemployment rate to 25%. In an effort to reduce the damage that had been done, the American Government decided to place a heavy import tax which was designed to protect American companies. This tax instead reduced trade between America and Europe drastically, this tax was called the Smoot-Hawley
THE TROUBLE WITH BACKGROUND CHECKS; Employee screening has become a big business, but not always an accurate one. This article presented instances of people who claimed that background screening firms ruined their chances at job opportunities. In each case the applicants, Ted Pendergrass, Theon Carter, John Griffith, and Ingrid Morales, all have claims that background screening firms have inaccurate information. Ted Pendergrass applied and was rejected for the store supervisor job at Walgreens in November of 2006. The reason, a background screening firm called ChoicePoint, which is the largest screening firm in the United States for corporate employers, had reported to Walgreens that Mr. Pendergrass had a record of “cash register fraud and theft of merchandise” totaling over $7,000.
The Great Depression changed and effected Americans and the economy. Millions of Americans lost their jobs and homes. The economy went though a lot of failure of meeting financial obligation in banking and in trading. Because of this Europe and many other nations were set back from many of our abilities to help with their broken economies as well.The unemployment in the Depression was very scary. The Depression started with the market crash of 1929.