Module code: BUS320
Module organiser: Dr Maria Koumenta
The module aims to provide a critical understanding of the employment relations field of study, give insight into relevant conceptual and theoretical approaches and provide a sound knowledge base.
The module content will include:
- theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of employment
relations; the role of history in shaping contemporary employment relations; power, conflict and the nature of the employment relationship.
- the role of the key actors in employment relations (trade unions,
employer, the state);
- the processes of employment relations in union and non-union firms:
employer strategies; collective bargaining; employee involvement, social partnership and industrial democracy; dispute resolution, grievance and disciplinary procedures;
- employment relations and the equality project;
- employment relations from a comparative perspective: convergence and divergence; employment relations across national boundaries.
Indicative Reading List
- Introducing Employment Relations, Williams, S. (2014) Oxford University Press. (3rd edition)
- Examination 70%
- Coursework 30%