The module examines the role and objectives of the main actors in employment relations – employers, employees and trade unions, and the government – and their interactions in collective bargaining, employee involvement/participation, conflict resolution and expression, and the termination of the employment relationship.
Major themes that run through the Employment Relations include attempts to answer the following questions.
How important is the management of employment relations in contemporary work organizations?
How should we evaluate the many major changes in employment relations since the late 1970s?
Are the interests of employees adequately taken into account in an era denoted by a decline in the widespread influence of organized labour?
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