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Employment relations : continuity and change : policies and practices

Author: Ed Rose
Publisher: Harlow : Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This text seeks to provide an overview of UK employment relations and how they are influenced by developments in the European Union and by New Labour policies. It considers the institutions,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Rose
ISBN: 0201342995 9780201342994
OCLC Number: 223085629
Description: xviii, 702 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. THE NATURE AND CONTEXT OF EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS: Introduction; Defining and Definition of the Employment Relationship; The Parties to Employment Relations: An Overview; The Development of British Industrial Relations; Theoretical Approaches to Employment and International Relations; The Economic Context of Industrial Relations; The British Labour Market. 2. EMPLOYERS AND THE MANAGEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: Introduction; Of Employers and Management; Management Control and the Labour Process; Managerial Control of the Labour Process; Styles of Management and Industrial Relations; Management and Industrial Relations Strategies, Policies and Procedures; Methods of Managing the Employment Relationship; Human Resource Management (HRM): Old Wine in New Bottles? Employer's Associations. 3. TRADE UNIONS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: The Development of British Trade Unions; Trade Union Structure, Organisation and Democracy; Shop Stewards and Workplace Organisations; Trade Unions: Challenges and Prospects; Trade Unions, the TUC and Politics; The TUC and the Future of British Trade Unions. 4. GOVERNMENT POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: Introduction; Theoretical Overview of the Role of Government; Role of Government in Historical Context Until 1979; All Change: Neo Laissez-faire: 1980-1997; Government Economic and Incomes Policy: 1945-1999; Government as Legislator; The New Labour Agenda: Post neo-liberal Individualism? The European Union and Employment Relations. 5. THE NEW INDUSTRIAL AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS: Introduction; Industrial Relations and HRM; The Old Gives Way to the New; Survey Evidence of Workplace Industrial Relations: 1968-1999; Changes in the New Workplace: From Fordism to Post-fordism; Important Elements of Workplace Change; Workplace Relations at Nissan; Call Centres: The New White Collar Factories? 6. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN BRITAIN: Introduction; The Significance of Collective Bargaining; Bargaining Power; The Development of Collective Bargaining; Collective Bargaining and the Public Sector; New and Recent Developments in Collective Bargaining; 7. INDUSTRIAL ACTION AND EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION: Part One: Industrial Action: Introduction; Definition and types of industrial action; Strikes and their causes; Patterns of strike activity in the Post-War period; Strikes and the law. Part Two: Employee Participation: Introduction; The nature and context of employee participation; Joint Consultation and JCCs; Works Councils and Co-Determination 8. IN THE ABSENCE OF UNIONS: Introduction; Approaches to the Study of Non-Unionism; The Extent of Union Absence and the Reasons for it; Employer and Management Strategies and Styles; General Summary and Conclusion: Styles and Strategies; Employee Involvement 9. NEGOTIATING AND NEGOTIATING SKILLS: Introduction; Nature and Purpose of Negotiation; The Categories of Negotiation; The Negotiation Stages; Negotiation Skills; The Bargaining Context; The Annual Pay Round: An Interactive Case 10. DISCIPLINE AND GRIEVANCE: Incorporating an Overview of Individual Employment Law: Introduction; Areas Covered by Individual Employment Protection Legislation. Part One: Discipline: Discipline-Related Concepts; Disciplinary Rules and Procedures; Disciplinary Rules; Disciplinary procedures. Part Two: Grievances: What is Meant by Grievance? Grievance Procedures; Dealing with Grievance 11. DISCRIMINATION WITHIN THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Introduction; Explaining Gender and Racial Discrimination; Theories Explaining Gender Inequality and Discrimination; Ethnicity and Race; An Overview of the Discrimination Legislation; The European Union and Discrimination; Discrimination and Management Policies 12. UNFAIR DISMISSAL, REDUNDANCY AND TRIBUNAL PROCEDURE: Introduction.Part One: Unfair Dismissal: What is Unfair Dismissal? Unfair Dismissal Remedies; Some Criticisms of the Law of Unfair Dismissal. Part Two: Redundancy: Part Three: Employment Tribunals; Conclusion: All Change? The Political and Legal Context; The Labour Force and Labour Market; The Management of Employment Relations; Employers Associations and Multi-employer Bargaining; Work Force Communication; Trade Unions: Memberships and Recognition; Employee Representation and Participation; Industrial Action; The Outlook for Employment Relations.
Responsibility: Ed Rose.


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