Labour-Management Relations - DPS 15248

DPS 15248 36 hours

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This course provides an overview of key events that comprise the contextual history of labour-management relations, including how western countries achieved scientific, economic, cultural and political dominance globally through innovation and free market capitalism. Participants will also gain an understanding of the macro-economic impact of globalization and the knowledge economy. The course explores the legal framework of Canadian society since the Industrial Revolution that defined the legislation, principles and procedures of the modern workplace. Students will gain an understanding of the roots of the unique contemporary Canadian labour-management framework and gain practical knowledge in such areas as human rights, performance management, misconduct and discipline in the workplace.
 

Outcomes

On completion of this course, students will:

  • Recognize key concepts, principles, practices and legislation related to the Canadian labour movement and to managing in a unionized or nonunionized environment;
  • Explore important events in labour history and determine how these historical developments impact the current position of Canadian labour organizations and management practices;
  • Explore important economic and political developments of the 20th century and recognize the labour relation implications of trends emerging from the globalized economy of the new Information Age;
  • Discover how gender, ethnicity, and diversity impact Canadian labour relations.

 

CERTIFIED HUMAN RESOURCE PROFESSIONAL REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL CAPABILITIES (RPCs):

RPC:96 - Provides support and expertise to managers and supervisors with respect to managing people.

RPC:97 - Provides advice and counseling for employees.

RPC:99 - Provides advice on issues relating to labour and employee relations including hiring, discipline, and termination.

RPC:101 - Provides advice on the application of HR policies, procedures and practices.

RPC:102 - Analyzes and provides advice on employment rights and responsibilities.

RPC:103 - Effectively handles disagreements and conflicts.

RPC:105 - Recommends and/or initiates actions in response to known or suspected incidents of misconduct.

Additional Comments

  • Textbook required
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