Contemporary Employment Relations

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Employment Relations

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration, Business Management, Human Resources

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module introduces students to the current British system of employment relations and the general
    principles, processes and outcomes that affect the formation, regulation and maintenance of contemporary
    employment relationships. The course considers different theoretical approaches to the study of employment
    relations and then examines the role and objectives of trade unions, employers and the state, and the processes
    and outcomes of their interactions in collective bargaining, employee participation and industrial conflict. The
    module examines both union and non-union workplaces, to reflect differing employment contexts, and draws
    heavily on current developments and events that affect employment relations (for example, government policy
    and notable workplace disputes). The implications of an ?HRM? approach for employment relations are also
    considered. The module is highly participatory with discussion sessions combined with lectures as well as
    discussion occurring within seminars.

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