Perspectives in Industrial Relations
When parties, employers and employees, meet for the purpose of negotiating an agreement on pay and conditions of work, they generally bring certain perspectives to the negotiating table about the industrial relations process itself.
These perspectives can be often witnessed in the media.
When enterprise bargaining take place in the work place between employers and employees to set pay and conditions of work, the perspectives of the negotiating parties can considerably effect the ease with which an agreement is reached. Employers with a Unitarism perspective may start from a standpoint that any industrial relations conflict is unjustifiable. Workers, if their perspective is that employers are out to exploit their workers, will have difficulty trusting the motives of employers.