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Employee Relations and Engagement

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The unit is divided into two topic areas. The first area is concerned with the relationship between employers and employees. It invites the students to explore industrial relations, employment contracts, collective bargaining arrangements, and dispute resolution in the maritime industry.

The second topic area requires students to investigate the nature of work in the maritime industry and analyse the implications for employee wellbeing and engagement of different schedules, crewing strategies, and job designs. 

The students will also be asked to critically evaluate legislative measures designed to counter stress, fatigue and seafarer exploitation.

This unit is one of the four comprising the Maritime Human Resource Management optional strand within the MSc Shipping Operations.

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