1/30/07

Trade union reps believe they are sacrificing their careers

Trade union reps believe they are sacrificing their careers

Personnel Today and the TUC surveyed 583 HR professionals and 524 union reps to discover their views on the working relationships between employers and unions.

“Almost all union reps (92%) who responded to the survey think their career prospects have been damaged by their personal involvement with unions.

Four in 10 (38%) believe this is definitely the case, and 54% believe it is possibly so.

Shockingly, more than one-third (36%) of HR professionals also agreed that union reps' careers may be harmed.”

Truly, the time has come to change our perception of Unions and their functionaries as self-seekers and rabble-rousers.