British law reflects the historical contradictory nature of British industrial relations. In addition, workers are concerned that if their union is prosecuted for violating a collective agreement, the union could go bankrupt, allowing workers to remain in collective bargaining without representation. This unfortunate situation could change slowly, partly under the influence of the EU. Japanese and Chinese companies that have British factories (especially in the automotive industry) are trying to pass on the company`s ethics to their workers. [Clarification needed] This approach has been adopted by local UK companies such as Tesco. In order to assess the extent of social dialogue, reliable data on trade unions and trade union formation, employers` organisations, collective bargaining and labour disputes are needed. On this page you will find valuable statistics and studies on collective bargaining coverage around the world. Workers are not required to join a union on a given job. However, most sectors of activity with an average trade union organization of 70% are subject to a collective agreement. An agreement does not prohibit higher wages and better social benefits, but sets a legal minimum, much like a minimum wage. In addition, a national agreement on income policy is often, but not always, reached, including all trade unions, employers` organisations and the Finnish government.  A collective agreement (KNA) is a written legal contract between an employer and a union representing workers. The KNA is the result of a broad negotiation process between the parties on issues such as wages, working time and working conditions.
In Sweden, around 90% of employees are covered by collective agreements and 83% in the private sector (2017).   Collective agreements generally contain minimum wage provisions. Sweden has no legislation on minimum wages or laws to extend collective agreements to disorganized employers. Unorganized employers can sign replacement agreements directly with unions, but many are not. The Swedish model of self-regulation applies only to companies and workers covered by collective agreements.  In 24 U.S. states, employees working in a unionized company may be asked to contribute to representation expenses (for example. B in disciplinary hearings) if their colleagues have negotiated a union security clause in their contract with management. Contributions are usually 1 to 2% of salary. However, union members and other employees covered by collective agreements receive on average a wage increase of 5 to 10% compared to their non-unionized (or non-covered) colleagues.  Some states, particularly in the southern central and southeastern regions of the United States, have banned union security clauses; This can be controversial, as it allows some net beneficiaries of the union contract not to pay their share of the costs of contract negotiations. Regardless of the state, the Supreme Court ruled that the law prevented a person`s union dues from being used without consent to fund political ends that might be contrary to the individual`s personal policy.
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