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New Public Sector Management

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  • September 2014
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  • Course: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations in the Public Sector
  • Professor: Luandra Blackman
  • School: University of the West Indies
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GOVT 2051
Human Resources and Industrial Relations in the Public Sector

INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………………………………... LITERATURE REVIEW ………………………………………………………………. TRADITIONAL IR SYSTEM INCLUDING DISCUSSION OF THE
TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR MODEL ………………………………………… ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS …………………………………………………………. RECOMMENDATIONS ………………………………………………………………. CONCLUSION ………………………………………………………………………….

INTRODUCTION

Industrial relations is concerned with the relationship between management and workers and the role of the regulatory mechanism in resolving any industrial dispute. It covers areas such as collective bargaining, trade unions and the government. Human resource management (HRM), which has a soft approach (people friendly) and a hard approach (people as a resource to be used as seen fit by the organization), could be summarized as a strategic approach to managing employees. The role of industrial relations has been diminished to some extent in Trinidad and Tobago with the implementation of human resource management practices and policies. However some of the aspects of the traditional public sector model and the environment it was planted in has survived till now, which affects the implementation and success of new public management.

LITERATURE REVIEW
“Comparative Industrial Relations: An Introduction to Cross National Perspectives” by Bean 1994 states, Dunlops prescription of the advancement of knowledge in IR is the need to break away from the restrictive and myopic confines of problem solving, institutional studies with individual countries- what has been termed ‘ethno-centric’ bias- in favor of border comparisons over the course of time and across countries. He postulated that the systems theory was applicable to study comparative industrial relations. Haworth 1991 however states that the systems theory fails to explain how the pattern of industrial relations has developed in Third World countries. The...
GOVT 2051
Human Resources and
Industrial Relations in
the Public Sector
‘With the implementation of Human Resource Management principles,
policies and practices in the contemporary public sector, the role of
Industrial Relations policies and practices has diminished in
comparison to the earlier years under the traditional model.’
Question: With reference to a named Caribbean Commonwealth
country, evaluate the statement by exploring the development of the
public sector, leading up to the implementation of Human Resource
Management principles, policies and practices and its impact on
Industrial Relations policies and practices in the public sector.