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MANT346 Employment Relations

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Examines how employers, employees and their organisations achieve their objectives. Topics include collective and individual bargaining, mediation, grievance adjudication, industrial conflict, and an introduction to skills such as employment contract negotiation and interpretation.

The paper covers collective and individual employment relations and statutory, contractual and common law rights and responsibilities of employees and employers. Virtually everybody will be an employee or an employer or both during their working careers. You need to know and understand your rights and obligations and those of the people who work for you and how to exercise and enforce them. The language of employment relations is basically negotiation, enhanced sometimes by mediation, and backed, if necessary, by arbitration. This paper is about rights, obligations and the processes of negotiation and mediation employed in administering those rights and obligations.

Paper title Employment Relations
Paper code MANT346
Subject Management
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $872.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,405.05

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Prerequisite
MANT 250 and 18 further 200-level points
Schedule C
Commerce
Notes
Alternatively, LAWS413 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Dr Lynnaire Sheridan

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of employment relations, including the institutions and processes used to interpret and enforce employment rights and responsibilities
  • Develop the ability to analyse employment rights cases
  • Develop skills involved in resolving employment rights cases through negotiation, mediation and more formal resolution procedures

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A2 Wednesday 16:00-17:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A3 Friday 13:00-14:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40

Examines how employers, employees and their organisations achieve their objectives. Topics include collective and individual bargaining, mediation, grievance adjudication, industrial conflict, and an introduction to skills such as employment contract negotiation and interpretation.

The paper covers collective and individual employment relations and statutory, contractual and common law rights and responsibilities of employees and employers. Virtually everybody will be an employee or an employer or both during their working careers. You need to know and understand your rights and obligations and those of the people who work for you and how to exercise and enforce them. The language of employment relations is basically negotiation, enhanced sometimes by mediation, and backed, if necessary, by arbitration. This paper is about rights, obligations and the processes of negotiation and mediation employed in administering those rights and obligations.

Paper title Employment Relations
Paper code MANT346
Subject Management
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
MANT 250 and 18 further 200-level points
Schedule C
Commerce
Notes
Alternatively, LAWS413 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Dr Lynnaire Sheridan

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of employment relations, including the institutions and processes used to interpret and enforce employment rights and responsibilities
  • Develop the ability to analyse employment rights cases
  • Develop skills involved in resolving employment rights cases through negotiation, mediation and more formal resolution procedures

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 10:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
A2 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
A3 Monday 10:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21