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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY ISLAMABAD

(Department of Business Administration)

Course: Labor Management Relations (821)Semester: Autumn 2010

Level: MBA

CHECKLIST

This packet comprises the following material:

1) Text book
2) Assignments # 1 & 2
3) Course outline
4) Assignment 6 forms (2 sets)
5) Assignment and tutorial submission schedule

In this packet, if you find anything missing out of the above-mentioned material, please contact at the address given below: -

The Mailing Officer
Mailing Section, Block # 28
Allama Iqbal Open University,
Sector H/8, Islamabad.
Tel: (051) 9057611, 9057612

Course Coordinator
Beenish Ehsan

ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY ISLAMABAD
(Department of Business Administration)

WARNING
1. PLAGIARISM OR HIRING OF GHOST WRITER(S) FOR SOLVING THE ASSIGNMENT(S) WILL DEBAR THE STUDENT FROM AWARD OF DEGREE/CERTIFICATE, IF FOUND AT ANY STAGE. 2. SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS BORROWED OR STOLEN FROM OTHER(S) AS ONE’S OWN WILL BE PENALIZED AS DEFINED IN “AIOU PLAGIARISM POLICY”.

Course: Labor Management Relations (821)Semester: Autumn 2010 Level: MBATotal Marks: 100
ASSIGNMENT No. 1
(Units: 1–4)

Q. 1Discuss the models of labor management relations in detail.(20)

Q. 2Do you believe that in Pakistan the size of the labor movement in general will expand or contract in the coming decade? What industries and areas are now most unionized? What industries and sectors of economy will show increased unionization in future.(20)

Q.3(a)Briefly discuss that how workplaces changes affected labor relations?(10) (b)What objections might labor raise to cooperating with management? What objection might management raise to cooperating with labor?(10)

Q. 4What is NLRB? What are the unfair labor practices?(20)

Q. 5(a)Why employees fail to join unions?(10)
(b)What are the two extremes of non-unionized employers?(10)

Guidelines FOR ASSIGNMENT # 1
You should look upon the assignments as a test of knowledge, management skills, and communication skills. When you write an assignment answer, you are indicating your knowledge to the teacher: ▪ Your level of understanding of the subject;

▪ How clearly you think;
▪ How well you can reflect on your knowledge & experience; ▪ How well you can use your knowledge in solving problems, explaining situations, and describing organizations and management; ▪ How professional you are, and how much care and attention you give to what you do.

To answer a question effectively, address the question directly, bring important related issues into the discussion, refer to sources, and indicate how principles from the course materials apply. The student must also be able to identify important problems and implications arising from the answer.

For citing references, writing bibliographies, and formatting the assignment, APA format should be followed.

assignment No. 2
(Units: 1–9)Total Marks: 100

This assignment is a research-oriented activity. You are required to obtain information from a business/commercial organization and prepare a report of about 1000 words on the topic allotted to you to be submitted to your teacher for evaluation.

You are required to select one of the following topics according to the last digit of your roll number. For example, if your roll number is P-3427180 then you will select topic # 0 (the last digit): - Topics:

0) Role of union
1) Industrial relations system
2) Models of labor management relations
3) Labor management relations in the public sector
4) Factors affecting wage determination
5) The negotiations process
6) Diversity in the workplace
7) Strikes and dispute settlement
8) Changing workplace – changing labor relations
9) Pakistani labor law

The report should follow the following format:
1) Title page...
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