Industrial Relations is a major force which influences the social, political and economic development of a country. Managing industrial relations is a challenging task because it deals with a highly complex, fast developing, ever-changing and expanding field. There are certain factors such as composition of working class, work environment, socio-economic status of the workers and their attitude to work, management's ideology, role of the state and thinking of the community, which have a considerable bearing on the state of relationship between labour and management. Different labour enactments and judicial decisions play a major role in regulating the employer-employee relationship.
The course material is divided into four units: (a) Industrial Relations – An Overview; (b) Industrial Disputes; (c) Trade Unionism and Collective Bargaining; and (d) Industrial Relations Related Laws in India.
Unit 1: Industrial Relations – An Overview
Unit 2: Industrial Disputes, Discipline and Grievance Handling
Unit 3: Trade Unionism and Collective Bargaining
Unit 4: Industrial Relations Related Laws in India