Unit 1: Industrial Relations (IR)

Concept of Industrial Relations; Nature of Industrial Relations; Objectives of IR; Factors affecting IR in changing Environment, Evolution of IR in India; Role of State; Trade Union; Employers’ Organisation; Human Resource Management and IR, Role of ILO in Industrial Relations.


Unit 2: Trade Union

Trade Union: Origin and growth, unions after Independence, unions in the era of liberalisation; Facters Affecting Growth of Trade Unions in India, Multiplicity & Recognition of Trade Unions; Major Provisions of Trade Union Act 1926


Unit 3: Collective Bargaining and Workers’ Participation in Management

a) Collective Bargaining: Meaning, Nature, Types, Process and Importance of Collective Bargaining, pre-requisites, issues involved; Functions and role of Trade Unions in collective bargaining

b) Workers’ Participation in Management: Concept, practices in India, Works Committees, Joint management councils; Participative Management and co-ownership; Productive Bargaining and Gain Sharing


Unit 4: Discipline and Grievance Redressal

Discipline: Causes of indiscipline, Maintenance of discipline and misconduct; Highlights of domestic enquiries; Principle of Natural Justice; Labour turnover; Absenteeism; Grievance: Meaning of Grievance, Grievance redressal machinery in India, Grievance handling procedure; salient features of Industrial Employment (Standing orders) Act 1946


Suggested Readings:

1. PK Padhi, Industrial Relations and Labour Law, PHI Learning

2. Arun Monappa, Industrial Relations and Labour Law, McGraw Hill Education

3. SC Srivastav, Industrial Relations and Labour Law, Vikas Publishing House

4. C.S Venkata Ratnam, Industrial Relations, Oxford University Press

5. P.L. Malik’s Handbook of Labour and Industrial Law, Vol 1 and 2, Eastern Book Company

6. JP Sharma, Simplified Approach to Labour Laws, Bharat Law House (P) Ltd