Master in Industrial and Employment Relations

Master in Industrial and Employment Relations

Deadline for application: 31 May 2019

Starting date: 07 October 2019

English

07 October 2019 - 04 September 2020

Blended

Master Information

Deadline for application: 31 May 2019

Starting date: 07 October 2019

English

07 October 2019 - 04 September 2020

Blended

Structure / Content

This Master's programme will be divided into three phases: 

  • Phase 1: Distance-learning phase from 7 October 2019 to 19 January 2020 (15 weeks)
  • Phase 2: Residential face-to-face phase at the ITCILO campus in Turin, Italy, from 20 January to 3 April 2020 (11 weeks)
  • Phase 3: Distance-learning phase for the preparation of the thesis from 4 April to 4 September 2020 (22 weeks)

Phase 1 - participants will have access to an e-platform through which they will learn on an individual basis. They will receive support from a tutor with expertise in the subject matter, participate in a forum, and exchange views with other participants. This phase will be divided into 6 modules: 1) The ILO and the international labour standards system; 2).Industrial relations; 3) Collective bargaining and labour dispute systems; 4)  Tripartite social dialogue; 5) Labour Law; 6) Labour market institutions; 

This preparatory phase will include self-study, assignments and quizzes. It will enable participants with different levels and fields of knowledge to be introduced to the fundamentals and basic concepts relating to industrial and employment relations to reach an adequate and homogeneous level to take full advantage of the residential phase.

Phase 2: - the residential phase in Turin - will focus on the following topics: 

  • Industrial relations and employment relations: scope and definitions
  • Varieties of industrial relations in Europe
  • Industrial relations and the economy
  • The future of industrial relations: policy models for the 21st century
  • ILO standard-setting system / Freedom of association
  • Fundamental principles and rights at work
  • Social dialogue: actors, types, institutions, issues / International legal framework 
  • Social dialogue and employment policies / social dialogue and wages
  • National tripartite social dialogue and an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises
  • Social dialogue and gender equality
  • Main roles and functions of Trade Unions / Employers’ Organizations
  • Labour administration / labour administration and industrial relations
  • Collective bargaining / machinery / Administration and implementation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Collective bargaining and gender equality
  • Collective agreements in the Public Service
  • Negotiation theory and practice
  • Labour dispute resolution systems / selected country experiences
  • Settlement of individual labour disputes
  • International framework for dispute resolution in the Public Service
  • Conciliation/mediation of labour disputes 
  • Grievance handling
  • Labour inspection / Occupational safety and health
  • Private workplace compliance initiatives
  • ILO policies and tools on the promotion of social rights
  • The employment relationship / Non-standard forms of employment
  • Transition from informal to formal economy
  • Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning MNES and Social Policy  Global Union Federations and Multinational Enterprises
  • Global framework agreements
  • International trade agreements and labour clauses
  • Labour law and employability
  • Social protection / Social and solidarity economy
  • Fair and effective governance of labour migration  
  • Negotiation of a bilateral labour agreement
  • National/enterprise-level strategies to promote workplace cooperation
  • Key economic concepts frequently used in public debate
  • Labour market analysis / institutions / Active labour market policies
  • Minimum wage and productivity
  • Economic aspects of wage negotiation: productivity as a key factor
  • Management of a corporate crisis
  • Negotiated arrangements to increase productivity
  • The role of money: its effects on firms and workers
  • Market environments and their effects on industrial relations
  • Strategic human resources management
  • Recruitment and selection / Reward practices / Work and well-being 

Phase 3: participants will be required to carry out individual research in their home country for the preparation and submission of a thesis. The outline of the thesis to be presented in Turin by 20 March 2019, and the thesis to be completed by 4 September 2020.

Study Visits

A number of study visits to selected enterprises and institutions will be organized to provide an opportunity to participants to be exposed to different practices of industrial and employment relations and human resources management. A one-day study visit to the ILO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, will also be organized.  

 

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