Read the following hypothetical excerpt and based on your understanding of chapter 15 of the…
Read the following hypothetical excerpt and based on your understanding of chapter 15 of the
textbook answer the questions that follows.
The Suva Transport Union Claims
The Suva Transport Union (STU) enters into a contract with the State Transportation
Authority of Fiji (STA). The agreement requires the STA to pay a yearly bonus to all of its
STU members. However, a year after signing the contract, STA refuses to pay the annual
compensation, which triggers a conflict between the STU and the STA.
As a HR consultant, you have been requested by the ministry of labour to intervene and
resolve the conflict between the two parties. Accordingly, the ministry requires you to submit
a preliminary written report of your proposed course of action by this week.
In three separate paragraphs (numbered as i, ii and iii) prepare a ministerial report on strategies
to resolve the exiting standoff, paying particular attention to the following issues in your
presentation. All discussion needs to be supported by appropriate examples, that is either from
the case study or literature.
i) the economic implications of prolonged conflict to employees and STA
ii) potential third party avenues and strategies at your disposal to resolve such conflicts
iii) the third part of your report is titled union-management cooperation(U-MC). Under
this section discuss how both the STA and its employees being represented by STU could
benefit through a U-MC initiative.