Management should have the right to determine whether a union should operate within their workplace. Discuss. The words in the essay topic suggest what we would expect the essay to cover. Some hints: 1. Management right to determine employment relations within their organisation and, in this case, whether there be a union presence (what topics within the unit might help frame your consideration?) 2. Role of management in managing labour in the workplace 3. Role of unions in the workplace This topic will require you to integrate your learning across the unit by using the knowledge you have gained in lectures, tutes and through your reading. The sources you select should have an employment/industrial relations focus, and should not be dominated by management or HRM literature.