This course is about how the parties in employer-employee situations of the organisation can operate in a harmonious and mutually benefiting way. It discusses how the suppliers of effort (the employees) and the owners of business (shareholders) or their representatives (management) get inextricably intertwined. It is a relationship that creates both opportunities in some situations and problems in other situations that the delegates will learn to manage for beneficial results.
The delegates will discuss opportunities for industrial relations harmony which bring profit maximisation for the shareholders and management as well as widening employment opportunities and career advancement for the employees.
To create industrial harmony come the rules, procedures and processes established locally and internationally to regulate the relationship among the principal actors and adjudicate their conflicting claims. The rules, procedures and processes of industrial relations are laid out to make all parties operate with minimal disruptions to productivity and also benefit all mutually.
This course will take the delegates through these rules, procedures and processes of Industrial Relations.
Linking Industrial Relations with Productivity
• Definition and Scope of Industrial Relations
• Industrial Relations Framework
• Basic perceptions of and approaches to productivity
• Develop positive industrial relations
o Minimum standards
o Protect wider society
o Regulate, support and restrain economic power.
• Actors in the Industrial Relations System
• Institutional Systems that Impinge on Industrial Relations.
Workers and Unions
• Workers attitudes and productivity improvement
• Responsive unionism
• Overview of Nigerian Labour Law
• Trade Unions – definitions and formation
• Types of Trade Union
• Structure of Trade Unions
• Historical Perspective/Development of Trade Union in Nigeria
• Factors that Enhance the Growth of Trade Unions in Nigeria
• Trade Unionism Since 1976
• New National Labour Policy.
Employers, Management and Employee Relations Issues
• Role of employers and management
• Role of employers’ organizations/associations
• Profiles conducive to productivity
• Financial and non-financial motivation
• Positive discipline
• Joint consultation and employee participation
• Trade Dispute Act.
Labour Disputes and their Settlement
• Causes of Trade Disputes
Rights & Duties of Parties in Industrial Relations
• Basis of Rights and Obligations
• Employee Rights
• Employee Duties
• Controversial Areas (Unsettled Law)
• Emerging Rights.
Collective Bargaining for Productivity Improvement
• Concept and scope of collective bargaining
• Collective Bargaining in Nigeria
o Substantive Agreement
o Factors Hindering the Effectiveness of Collective Bargaining
o Government Policy.
• Integrative bargaining
• Concession bargaining
• Focusing on productivity.
Registration: 8.30 – 9.00 a.m.
Class Session: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.