MBA833 : INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS (2018_2)

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

PLOT 91, CADASTRAL ZONE, NNAMDI AZIKIWE EXPRESS WAY, JABI – ABUJA

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

NOVEMBER 2018 EXAMINATION

COURSE CODE:     MBA833                                                         CREDIT UNIT:        3

COURSE TITLE:   INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

INSTRUCTION:      1. Indicate your Matriculation Number clearly

2. Attempt question one (1) and any other three (3) questions; four questions in all

3. Question one (1) is compulsory and carries 25 marks, while the other questions carry 15 marks each.

4. Present all your points in a coherent and orderly Manner

TIME ALLOWED: 2  Hours
1. (a) Explain the reason why Government   intervenes in Industrial Relations in Nigeria                                                                                                                                        (9marks)

(b). Elucidate on the essential elements of contract of employment                          (8marks)

(c).  Citing the Industrial Act, discuss the worker-servant duty of fidelity               (8 marks)

2.  (a) Define and Underscore the  differences between apprenticeship and contract of employment                                                                                                                      (8 marks)

(b). List and explain the terms in a contract of employment                                      (7marks)

3. (a)  Specialization and Devolution  are concepts used  in relation to management of industrial relations. Explain                                                                                                 (8marks)

(b). What do you understand by ‘Decentralisation’ in the management of organizations and give reasons why it is an important tool for efficiency                                       (7marks)

4. (a) Using Storey’s Matrix,  examine the various roles/models to be played by a specialist in industrial relations management                                                                              (8marks)

(b) Summarize Brewster and Holt-Larsen’s Models of Human Resource Management                                                                                                                                            (7marks)

5. (a) Elucidate on the Procedural and Substantive Fairness in the retrenchment of workers from an organization pointing out their differences                                                             (8marks)

(b). Examine the critical consideration in the retrenchment of workers from an organization                                                                                                                                   (7marks)

6. (a) Briefly show your understanding of these terms:                                 (3 marks each)

i. Deputation

ii. Joint Consultation

iii. Collective Bargain.

(b). Explain briefly the various types/forms of Strike                                                 (6 marks)

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