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An Introduction to the Study of Industrial Relations

J.H. Richardson

Routledge 2003 448 s. ISBN: 0415313848
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This work 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; and conciliation and arbitration.

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
Contents:
1. Introduction
The Problem of Industrial Relations
Objects and Scope of Study

PART 1
2. Personnel Management
General Purpose
Types of Organization
Scope
Qualities of Personnel Officers
3. Selection
4. Training
Motion Study
Training for Management
5. Time Studies
The Bedaux System of Work Measurement
6. Methods of Wage Payment
Time Rates
Piece Rates
Bonus Systems
7. Job Evaluation, Merit Rating, and Non-Wage Incentives
Non-Wage Incentives
8. Profit-Sharing and Co-Partnership
Types of Scheme
Development
Trade Union Attitudes
Value as an Incentive
9. Joint Consultation at the Workplace
Purposes and Subjects of Consultation
Power of Joint Councils and Committees
Representation of Management and Workplace

PART 2
10. Trade Unionism
Freedom of Association
Purposes of Trade Unions
11. Bases of Trade Union Organization
Structure and Government
The Problem of the Closed Shop
Trade Union Rivalries
Co-operation and Amalgamation
12. The Legal Position of Trade Unions
The Right to Strike
The Position of the Civil Servants
Picketing and Intimidation
Breach of Contract
Immunity and Security of Trade Union Funds
13. Political Action by Trade Unions
14. Employers' Organizations
Structure
Objects and Policy
15. Collective Bargaining
Recognition of Trade Unions
Unfair Practices
Bargaining Machinery
Provisions of Agreements
Some Legal Aspects of Collective Agreements
Industrial Disputes
Voluntary Conciliation and Arbitration

PART 3
16. Wage Bases and Principles
Capacity of Industry
The Living Wage
Cost-of-Living Sliding Scales
Selling-Price Sliding Scales
17. Relative Wages
Wage differences between Industries
Wage differences between Skilled and Unskilled Workpeople
Relative Wages of Men and Women
Wage Differences between Localities
18. Equal Pay for Equal Work
19. Family Allowances
20. Hours of Work

PART 4
21. Purposes and Scope of Intervention
22. Intervention in Wage Regulation
The Fair Wages Clause
Intervention in Private Industry
Machinery for Regulation
Criteria for Fixing Rates
23. Problems of a National Wages Policy
Factors tending towards National Standards
Some Elements of a Policy
Possibilities and Limitations
24. Conciliation and Arbitration
Conciliation
Voluntary Arbitration
Compulsory Arbitration
Courts of Enquiry
Membership of Arbitration Tribunals
The Common Rule
Enforcement of Binding Awards
Effects of Trade Union Unions and Employers' Organizations
25. Relations in Nationalized Industries
26. Social Security
Origin and Development
The Problem of Risk
Financial Aspects, Contributions and Benefits

PART 5
27. International Aspects
Kinds and Functions of International Organizations
The International Labour Organization

Conclusions