School Of Business & Marketing Industrial Relations
An individual assignment will be given to the student on week 2 and will have to be returned no later than week 6. The marked assignment will be returned to the student by no later than week 8. The assignment will be related to the topics covered between week 1 and week 4 inclusive. It will comprise a written report of no more than 1000 words. Should the student fail to submit his/her assignment on week 6, the result will automatically be nil. Mid-term Examination A mid-term examination will be conducted during week 8. It will assess the students’ knowledge and understanding of the topics covered up to week 6. The results, together with the answer scripts, will be returned to the students no later than week 10. Should a student be absent without a valid apology, the result will automatically be nil.
A specific team project will be assigned. Anyone of the team projects submitted for any one of the other subjects of the course will be assessed as a tool of Business Communication.
The final examination will be conducted week 13 or week 14 and its duration will be 3 hours. Registration for the examination is open from week 3 onwards and will close as per notification. Make sure you register on time. No late registration will be entertained.
Attendance for both the lectures and the tutorials is compulsory. Any student not attending a class should provide a medical certificate or a written justification (signed by a parent or guardian in the case of a full-time student). Should a student fail to do so, he/she will be considered truant. Should a student’s attendance for a given subject be lower than 80%, he/she will not be allowed to sit for the final examination. Punctuality is equally important. The lecturer is entitled to refuse entry into the classroom to any student who is late.
The registration fee is to be paid upon registration. The course fee is paid either in full, per semester, or by installments. For payments made in full, the payment is due before the first lecture. For payments made by the semester, the payment per semester is due on the first day of the semester. For monthly installments, the first payment is due on the first day of classes while the subsequent payments are due on the first day of each subsequent month. Should any student have difficulty to pay his / her fees on time, he/she must meet with the (Deputy) Principal to arrange an alternative. Any student who has not settled his / her fees and did not meet with the (Deputy) Principal will not be allowed to attend classes or sit for an examination.
Full-time The duration of the classes on 12 weeks. Contact time consists of 1 1/2 hours of lecture and 1 1/2 hours of tutorial per week. Part-time The duration of the classes is 12 weeks. Does contact time consist of 1? hours of lecture per week. For each hour of contact, the student is expected to spend at least 2 hours of unsupervised work, be it individually or in-group.
Reference Books & Journals
How far would it be correct to argue that the incidents of industrial conflicts are dependent on the presence of a positive legal framework assigned principally to regulate the actions of employers and trade unions?
Conflicts are not necessarily good or bad but must be evaluated in term of its individual and organizational function and dysfunction. Discuss.
Suppose you’re the HR Manager and are having the following problems. For each problem, which government agency would you turn to for assistance?
a) An employee complains that the union will not allow members to speak up at the local union’s meeting.
b) The company and the union are deadlocked over the term of a new labor agreement.
Self Assessment Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. Who are the parties involved in the industrial relations system? Malaysia has a tripartite system of industrial relations. What does this mean? What is the role of the Ministry of Human Resources in the industrial relations system? List the major labor laws. What is the purpose of each?
Industrial Relations in Malaysia Law & Practice by Dunston Madurai
An industrial relations Professor once stated: “ The Union business agent is the most important member of your personnel department”. Comment.
What is the proper role or first-line management in Contract administration? How can the first-line supervisor be made more effective in handling Grievance?
From the perspective of society, is there an argument to be made in favor of strikes? Is a strike ever in the public’s best interests?
Why should governments be regarded as an important party to any system of industrial relations?
Explain the machinery, which the Federal Government has established for regulating the conditions of employment of its own employees?
“Public service employment can never be fully depoliticized”.
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