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HRC 121B - Collective Bargaining Agreement (10 Days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
HRC 121B 23 October 2023 10 Days Berlin Registration Form Link
HRC 121B 27 November 2023 10 Days London Registration Form Link
HRC 121B 18 December 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Collective bargaining is the course of negotiating the relationship between a group of employees (usually represented by their trade unions) and an employer in order to organize the relationship between these parties. It is an important step and serves as the basis of solving disputes and conflicts. In this course, participants will be able to introduce civil rights into industry to avoid arbitrary decisions.   They will be able to formulate healthy environment rules, restrictions and rights are clearly defined.


Course Objectives

  • Increase the strength of the workforce
  • Restrict arbitrary action
  • Secure employers and employees rights
  • Be able to fairly settle grievances
  • Open channel of communication between employees and employers 

Who Should Attend?

  • Members of trade unions
  • Managers
  • Business people
  • HR officers 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Overview of industrial relations
  • History
  • Industrial relations vs. labor relations
  • Today’s crisis in industrial relations 

Day 2

  • Pluralist perspective
  • Unitarist perspective
  • Marxist/Radical perspective
  • HR’s role in today’s workplace and beyond
  • HR as a strategic business partner

Day 3

  • Definition of collective bargaining
  • Involved parties
  • History
  • Collective bargaining world wide
  • Trade unions 

Day 4

  • Strikes
  • Duties of employees
  • Duties of employers
  • Wages scales
  • Working hours

Day 5

  • Holidays
  • Vacations
  • Benefits
  • Dispute resolution 

Day 6

  • Training
  • Health and safety
  • Overtime
  • Grievance mechanisms

Day 7

  • Work norms
  • Job security
  • Changes in technology
  • Staff transfers and promotions 

Day 8

  • Legal issues surrounding union representation and collective bargaining
  • Employment law
  • Legal framework of Industrial Relations

Day 9

  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Making a submission to a third party
  • Rights to participate in workplace or company affairs
  • Work tools, techniques and practices 

Day 10

  • Communication skills
  • Managing change within organizations
  • Organizational and external trends and challenges