Modern Studies-Aims of a trade union

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The Aims of a trade union

Trade Unions will negotiate on a wide range of issues.

Basic Wages

  • Many workers still work for a basic wage which is calculated on numbers of hours worked times the basic hourly rate.
  • Many workers are salaried which means they get a total wage no matter how many extra hours they do.
  • Trade unions work to ensure that workers receive a decent level of pay

Overtime Wages

  • Trade unions will try to get a higher rate of pay for their members who are asked


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