Collective Bargaining: How To Raise Wages Worldwide

With inflation still rampaging worldwide, the fight for raising wages is even more necessary. Collective bargaining is an essential tool in the battle against wage stagnation. Collective bargaining gets used in many countries, but many still do not understand how it works. This blog post will educate you on the basics and explain why it is important for workers everywhere.

What Is Collective Bargaining

Collective bargaining is a process through which workers negotiate with their employers. Bargaining as a collective gives them more power than they would if they were negotiating individually. When workers can bargain collectively, they can arrange better pay and working conditions. In some cases, collective bargaining can lead to changes in the law that benefit workers.

Collective Bargaining Power

There are many benefits of collective bargaining for workers.

It can help create more stable economies by providing that workers have the power to negotiate for better working conditions and benefits. Finally, collective bargaining helps build solidarity among workers, which makes it easier for them to fight for their rights.

For employers, collective bargaining can help to ensure a stable and productive workforce.

Tools To Raise Wages Worldwide

There are other ways to raise wages besides collective bargaining. In some countries, the government sets minimum wage levels. In others, companies may agree to pay their workers a “living wage” based on the cost of living.

Minimum Wage

There are a few different tools that governments can use to raise wages. One tool is to increase the minimum wage, which forces employers to pay their workers more, which can help raise wages for all workers.

Another tool is to create laws that encourage unions and collective bargaining. Unions can help workers negotiate higher wages with their employers. Finally, the government can provide training and education programs to help workers improve their skills and earn higher wages.

Fiscal Policy

The government can also use fiscal policy to raise wages. Fiscal policy refers to how the government taxes and spends money, and those policies provide tax breaks or subsidies to those who do so. The government can also use fiscal policy to increase wages directly with direct payments to workers.

Monetary Policy

The government can also use monetary policy to raise wages. Monetary policy refers to the way the central bank controls the money supply. The government can use monetary policy to encourage higher wages by keeping interest rates low, making it cheaper for companies to borrow and invest in their workers.

Collective Bargaining Negotiations

Collective bargaining negotiations work by having the union and the company agree on what the workers will get paid. The union also negotiates the benefits workers will receive and the working conditions. The union represents the workers during these negotiations and tries to get the best deal. The partnership may go on strike if an agreement cannot be reached.

One of the essential aspects of collective bargaining is wages. The union will try to get the best possible salary for its members. Those negotiations include obtaining fair compensation for the work and ensuring that the workers can keep up with the cost of living.

The union will also negotiate for better benefits, such as health insurance and retirement plans. The working conditions are also necessary, and the union will try to get its members the best possible working conditions. This includes things like safety standards, job security, and work hours.

Bottom Line

Collective bargaining can be long and challenging, but it is worth it if it results in a better deal for the workers. The union and the company need to trust each other and work together to reach an agreement. If they can do this, it will benefit both sides.


To make collective bargaining more widespread, we need to educate people on what it is and how it works. We also need to build solidarity among workers so that they can fight for their rights collectively. Only then will we be able to make progress in raising wages worldwide. Thanks for reading.

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Originally published at on July 12, 2022.



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