To acquaint students with concepts of Industrial Relations and various legislations related to Labour Welfare and Industrial Relations.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
Unit I (3 Weeks)
Concept of industrial relations, aspects of industrial relations, conflict and cooperation, parties in industrial relations, workers employers and government, trade unions, objectives collective bargaining. Workers participation in management, levels of participation, mode of participation Works Committee, Joint Management councils, Worker Director, Grievance Procedure, Quality Circles
S C Srivastava, Industrial Relations and Labour Laws, Vikas Publishing House: Chapter 2, 4, 30
Unit II (3 Weeks)
The Factories Act 1948, definition, approval, licensing and registration, health and welfare measures, employment of women and young persons, leave with wages and weekly holidays. The Payment of Bonus Act, The Maternity Benefit Act, the Workmen’s Compensation Act.
T N Chhabra, Industrial Relations and Labour Laws, Dhanpat Rai Publishing House: Chapters 26, 29, 30
P L Mallik, Handbook of Industrial and Labour Laws, Eastern Book Company: Chapter 30
Unit III (3 Weeks)
Trade Union Act 1926, Immunity granted to Registered Trade Unions, Recognition of Trade Unions. The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act 1946, scope, coverage, certification process, modification, interpretation, and enforcement .The Industrial Disputes Act 1947, forum for settlement of disputes, instruments of economic coercion, strikes, lockouts and closure.
S C Srivastava, Industrial Relations and Labour Laws, Vikas Publishing House.: Chapter 5, 6, 9, 17, 19, 23, 24, 25
Unit IV (3 Weeks)
Salient features, coverage of employees and employers, rules and benefits relating to The Payment of Wages Act 1936, The Payment of Gratuity Act 1972, The Minimum Wages Act The salient features, coverage of employees and employers, and benefits under The Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952 and Employees’ Pension Scheme and Employees State Insurance Act 1948.
P L Mallik, Handbook of Industrial and Labour Laws, Eastern Book Company: Chapters 12, 28, 32