Lastly, Nokia Company once happened a major laborstrike which happened in 11th August 2009. Around 8000 workers and 5500 of labor at Sriperumbudur are women who labor strive happen. This strike happenedbecause the request for a hike in their salary. Upon the employee request, the managementonly give a gradual hike of 800INR (17USD/12EUR) for employees that have 1 yearexperience with them, hike 950 INR (20USD/I4EUR) for employees having 2 years’experience and hike of 1200INR (25USD/18EUR) for employees with 3 years’ workingexperience.
However, the employees were urging for a hike of 1500INR(31USD/21EUR) for each of every single person. This request was flatly refusedby the management and this was the main reason that lead workers going onstrike at 13 August 2011.In my opinion, the HR management must prevent the unionsapplying different type of negotiation such as non-union, part-time, marginalizationand so on.
After the first strike, a good relationships between management andthe employees need be concerning by HR managers in order to prevent secondstrike. And the negotiation should be conducted in three ways, firstly thecompany need to pursue the employees to agree to their terms and explain tothem that they agree with the terms of the union and the third is that bothparties agree with the term. If companies are in poor financial situation, theycan negotiate with workers before come out with the gradual hike in theirsalary. Next, Nokia Company can ask the employees to receive other incentivessuch as training, or stop hiring new employees, rewarding staff with thetraining and development instead of hiring new workers. The HR management mayface challenges in implementing the method.
For example the top management maydisagree with agree to employee needs and management may not give pardon tothose employees behind the strike. For Nokia, this is a company that belongs to the mobileindustry. As we all know, the mobile industry is in rapidly growing.
In orderto survive in fierce competition in the mobile industry, Nokia’s humanresources manager should not be afraid to make legal and ethical decisions. HRmanagement must understand the market dynamics in the mobile industry,potential competitors and marketing strategies to win the war. We found out he HR manager has failed to implement models ofconsultation which can clearly be seen through the consecutive strikes thattook place in Nokia. This shows the inefficiency of human resources managers in allaspects of human resource management. So we can conclude by saying thateffective human resource management is very important in multinationals companylike Nokia.