problem 1: As an employee, describe the expectations you might have of the psychological contract and then describe what you ‘owe’ the employer as part of this contract.
problem 2: Define the term collective bargaining. Expand your answer by using an instance and describe the standard process followed when undertaking collective bargaining.
problem 3: Describe the activities of the trade union movement and then debate the advantages of each.
problem 4: You are a line manager and a colleague in your department has lodged a grievance against the other colleague. Describe in detail the procedures you would follow to make sure a satisfactory outcome for all such involved.
problem 5: In brief describe the phases and outcomes of the disciplinary procedure and then describe its effective use when dealing with both misconduct and gross misconduct.
problem 6: As the lead person on the ‘employer’s side’ throughout pay negotiations, describe how and why you would use the ‘negotiation grid’.
problem 7: Describe the elements that make up a productive negotiation strategy. Describe the impact a good strategy has for both parties.
problem 8: Give details of the three most efficient alternatives to compulsory redundancy. Describe your choices in detail.