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Management, Unions and Employees

My Distance Learning College


In this course we look at the concept of the human resource specialist being a consensus negotiator. This is one of the seven fundamentals of contemporary HRM: a broadening of the personnel/HR role to encompass the situation where managers were no longer in a position to make unilateral decisions. It was necessary to win employee consent.

We look at the progress of employee relations and the concept of employee involvement. Involvement is largely concerned with preventing or alleviating the alienation that can arise between employee and management in the execution of particular jobs. As many employees may be included, procedures for involvement need to include a collective approach and possibly the recognition of trade unions.

We then go on to look at health, safety and welfare. First we consider some definitions and then look at the development of this area in relation to personnel management. Legislation has been built up to cover many aspects and we look at this in detail. In the 1990s, concern about working conditions that prevailed in earlier years is replaced by issues of stress and concern for the individual operating in today's social and business environment.

  • Objectives
  • Trade Unions in Today's Business Environment
  • Strategic Aspects of Employee Involvement
  • Trade Union Recognition and Consultation
  • Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Summary
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Self-assessment
  • Tutor-marked Question Paper


Management, Unions and Employees Certificate

Management, Unions and Employees Certificate issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Cert after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9366
cost $93.00
estimated time to
complete course
20 Hours
course materials
265 Days