Casey is on strike, the union and managers are supportive, until they understand her motives.
Tammy isn't sure how she feels about striking over pay and conditions. Collective bargaining, as Carol points out, is when employers and employees meet to discuss the terms of their collective agreement. Marcus tries to persuade Serena that the collective agreement for Cutting Edge staff is fair; however Serena is unconvinced noting that there is a picket going on. They realize that Casey is picketing Cutting Edge because Marcus and the staff forgot the anniversary of her pet ferret's death. Marcus and Serena call staff together to discuss the problem, with the aim beingto communicate, not escalate. Meanwhile, Carlos practices bargaining for better work conditions with Sanjay (Dion). Marcus placates Casey by promising that the office will henceforth commemorate Hercules' life.
This title is part of the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series.
WARNING: These videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. They are contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven TV style comedies that take a new approach to reaching today's learners. By laughing, discussing, sharing outrage, reacting to the behaviors on screen, we can use these strong feelings and thoughts to develop a clearer shared view of how we want to behave, how we manage these situations, and how we want our team to behave and respond.
Psychological Rationale to Learning: The producer, psychologist Eve Ash, has created this specific comedy approach to engage learners who are a media saturated generation that increasingly report being uninspired, unchallenged and bored by traditional or outdated training videos. Eve wanted to create a series that people want to see more of, want to discuss and then refer to when similar occasions arise at work- but with shared insight.
Whilst some people find them insensitive or outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and users have found them refreshing, stimulating and great for getting energy and enthusiasm back into learningLength: 8:00 Minutes
- Key points
"Work together and communicate. Achieve common goals"
UNIONS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Don’t be uninformed
INSTEAD: Understand your rights at work
Don’t bully and complain
INSTEAD: Be clear about your own position
Don’t be uncompromising
INSTEAD: Allow for some flexibility
Don’t be unreasonable
INSTEAD: Negotiate carefully
- Package Includes
PDF on DVD with Discussion Questions, Activities, Handouts plus PPT Slides.
- Alternate Versions