HRMT70009
Industrial and Labour Relations
Sheridan
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2021
Prerequisites: HRMT70006
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: HRMT51427
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: HRMT70006 or another postsecondary level HR fundamentals course.

Program(s): Human Resource - Certified Hum, Human Resource -Certified Hum, Human Resource Management
Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20210118_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Access to course materials and assignments will be available on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE). Students will need reliable access to a computer and the internet.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students learn about issues related to employer and employee collective bargaining through this introductory course in industrial and labour relations. Students analyze the unionization process, private/public sector legislation, negotiating and administering collective agreements, and dispute resolution mechanisms. Through activities and hands on assignments, students dive into the current Canadian Industrial Relations system with reference to the major players and the context in which the interaction takes place. Prerequisite(s): A post-secondary course in Human Resource Administration.

Program Context

 
Human Resource - Certified Hum Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie
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Human Resource -Certified Hum Program Coordinator(s): N/A
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Human Resource Management Program Coordinator(s): Bruce Goldie
This course is a component of the Continuing Education Human Resources Management Certificate program and is recognized by HRPA as an approved equivalent course in the CHRM program.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to develop strategies for the negotiation and administration of a collective agreement that contribute to a collaborative relationship between management and the union while complying with the legislative directions.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Explain the correct usage of the terminology when describing the elements and processes in industrial relations.
  2. Discuss the current Canadian Industrial Relations system with reference to the major players engaged in the system and the context in which the interaction takes place.
  3. Explain the certification process in relation to the responsibilities of the major players, the legislative requirements regarding the strategies of the parties and the Do's and Don'ts constraining both management and union.
  4. Interpret language from a collective agreement.
  5. Describe the collective bargaining process.
  6. Discuss the negotiation of a collective agreement including the research, analysis and development of negotiation strategies and the selection of members to the bargaining team.
  7. Prepare for the grievance/mediation/arbitration procedure.
  8. Describe the future of unions in Canada given the changing economic environment.
  9. Portray the professional attributes and behaviors consistent with practicing human resources/industrial relations personnel including integrity, active listening, interpersonal skills, and effective communications (both verbal and written).

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Group Assignment10.0%
 2 Individual Assignments (1 x 10% & 1 x 20%)30.0%
 Mid-term (Online)20.0%
 Final Exam (Online)40.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Note: Students in the online course will be expected to participate in online discussions, which make-up part of the group assignments and case studies. Missed tests/late assignments are subject to penalties. Instructors must be informed prior to an expected absence or a mark of zero may be assigned for a missed test/exam/late assignment. Students may withdraw up to the point of the course duration without academic penalty. For example, if your course is 14 sessions, you may withdraw (in writing) up to the 11th session without academic penalty. If you withdraw after this point, you will receive the grade earned. This policy applies only to courses and not seminars or workshops. This final exam is administered online.



Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Mid Term Test30.0%
 Assignments (Written/Oral)30.0%
 Final Exam (Comprehensive)40.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Full participation and attendance is recommended. Students who miss a class are responsible for any information discussed, assigned or distributed in that class period. Missed tests/late assignments are subject to penalties. Instructors must be informed prior to an expected absence or a mark of zero may be assigned for a missed test/exam/late assignment.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam
    Notes:  

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
In-Class Multiple Professors In Class Topical: Continuing Education Students
Online Multiple Professors Online Topical: Continuing Education Students

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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