An Introduction to the Study of Industrial Relations

An Introduction to the Study of Industrial Relations

By: J. Richardson (author)Hardback

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This book gives a comprehensive survey of the field of Industrial Relations, focusing on general principles and problems. Illustrations are drawn from the practices adopted in many parts of the world such as Australia, France, Germany and the USA. Contents include chapters on the following: * Personnel Management * Training * Methods of Wage Payment * Job Evaluation * Profit-Sharing and Co-partnership * Trade Unionism * Employers' Organizations * Collective Bargaining * Wage Bases * Equal Opportunities * Conciliation and Arbitration

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1. IntroductionThe Problem of Industrial RelationsObjects and Scope of StudyPART 1 2. Personnel ManagementGeneral PurposeTypes of OrganizationScopeQualities of Personnel Officers3. Selection4. TrainingMotion StudyTraining for Management5. Time StudiesThe Bedaux System of Work Measurement6. Methods of Wage PaymentTime RatesPiece RatesBonus Systems7. Job Evaluation, Merit Rating, and Non-Wage IncentivesNon-Wage Incentives8. Profit-Sharing and Co-PartnershipTypes of SchemeDevelopmentTrade Union AttitudesValue as an Incentive9. Joint Consultation at the WorkplacePurposes and Subjects of ConsultationPower of Joint Councils and CommitteesRepresentation of Management and WorkplacePART 2 10. Trade UnionismFreedom of AssociationPurposes of Trade Unions11. Bases of Trade Union OrganizationStructure and GovernmentThe Problem of the Closed ShopTrade Union RivalriesCo-operation and Amalgamation12. The Legal Position of Trade UnionsThe Right to StrikeThe Position of the Civil ServantsPicketing and IntimidationBreach of ContractImmunity and Security of Trade Union Funds13. Political Action by Trade Unions14. Employers' OrganizationsStructureObjects and Policy15. Collective BargainingRecognition of Trade UnionsUnfair PracticesBargaining MachineryProvisions of AgreementsSome Legal Aspects of Collective AgreementsIndustrial DisputesVoluntary Conciliation and ArbitrationPART 3 16. Wage Bases and PrinciplesCapacity of IndustryThe Living WageCost-of-Living Sliding ScalesSelling-Price Sliding Scales17. Relative WagesWage differences between IndustriesWage differences between Skilled and Unskilled WorkpeopleRelative Wages of Men and WomenWage Differences between Localities18. Equal Pay for Equal Work19. Family Allowances20. Hours of WorkPART 4 21. Purposes and Scope of Intervention22. Intervention in Wage RegulationThe Fair Wages ClauseIntervention in Private IndustryMachinery for RegulationCriteria for Fixing Rates23. Problems of a National Wages PolicyFactors tending towards National StandardsSome Elements of a PolicyPossibilities and Limitations24. Conciliation and ArbitrationConciliationVoluntary ArbitrationCompulsory ArbitrationCourts of EnquiryMembership of Arbitration TribunalsThe Common RuleEnforcement of Binding AwardsEffects of Trade Union Unions and Employers' Organizations25. Relations in Nationalized Industries26. Social SecurityOrigin and DevelopmentThe Problem of RiskFinancial Aspects, Contributions and BenefitsPART 5 27. International AspectsKinds and Functions of International OrganizationsThe International Labour OrganizationConclusions

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  • publication date: 05/06/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780415313841
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 444
  • ID: 9780415313841
  • weight: 589
  • ISBN10: 0415313848

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