Concept of Industrial Relations - Factors Affecting Industrial Relations, Importance of Industrial Relations, Collective Bargaining; International Labour Organisation: Genesis, Development and Dimensions, Aims and Objectives, Organs of the International Labour Organisation; Role of the Trade Unions in Modern Industrial Society of India - Trade Union of Employers and Workers, their Forms and Types in India.
Strikes, Lockout, Lay-off and Retrenchment
Strike and Lockout - Legal and Illegal Strikes and Lockouts, Justified and Unjustified Strikes and Lockouts, Strike and Lockout in Public Utility Services and other Industries, Distinction Between Lockout and Closure, Strike and Lockout.
Lay-off and Retrenchment – Difference between Lay-Off and Retrenchment their Application, Necessary Preconditions for their Application, Lay-Off and Retrenchment Compensation, Special Provisions Relating to Lay-Off, Retrenchment and Closure in Certain Establishments, Penalty and Punishment for Illegal Lay-Off or Retrenchment, Consequences of Illegal Lay-Off or Retrenchment.
Dispute Settlement Machineries
Reference of Industrial Disputes for Settlement - Settlement Machinery for Industrial Disputes, Conciliation Officer, Board of Conciliation, Court of Enquiry, Labour Court, Industrial Tribunal and National Tribunal and Arbitration, their Composition, Powers, and Duties, Different Modes of Settlement, Distinction between Conciliation Arbitration and Adjudication, their Merits and Demerits, Compulsory and Voluntary Arbitration.
Social Justice and Welfare
Concept of Social Justice, Working Conditions in Organised and Unorganised Sectors; Origin and Growth of Concept of Labour Welfare; Scope of Labour Welfare Within and Outside Factory Premises; Theories of Labour Welfare; Role of Government, Employers and Worker Trade Union vis-a-vis Labour Welfare; Role of Labour Welfare Officer.
Acts and Laws (Objectives and Key Provisions)
The Industrial Disputes Act,1947
The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act,1946
The Maternity Benefit Act,1961
The Payment of Bonus Act,1965
The Payment of Gratuity Act,1972
The Payment of Wages Act,1936
The Trade Unions Act,1926
The Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act,1952
The Employees Compensation Act,1923
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,2013