BS2534 Employment Relations 2016-17Semester One AssignmentThe assessment requirement for Employment Relations in the first semester is an individualessay of up to 2,500 words in length. The usual rules on deadlines, word length, andplagiarism will apply. The assignment should be submitted by 2pm on Thursday 17November 2016, via the Turnitin submission link on the module Learning Central page. Fulldetails of how to submit can be found under the ‘assessment’ menu tab.Students should attach the assignment cover sheet to their assignments. This can be foundand downloaded from Learning Central. You should complete the form and attach it to youressay before submitting it. Please note that we mark anonymously so your name should notappear anywhere on the coversheet or the essay itself.To complete the assessment, students should choose ONE of the titles given below andword-process their answer, using size 12 font and 1.5 line spacing. Assignment QuestionsEither1.‘Trade Unions have become unnecessary as guarantors of employee rights in thecontemporary British workplace.’ Discuss.Or2.Discuss the possible implications of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union onemployment relations in the UK.Below is some reading that you may find of use in preparing your answers:Blyton, P. and Turnbull, P. (2004) The Dynamics of Employee Relations, Third Edition,Palgrave Macmillan.Blyton, P. and Jenkins, J. (2007) Key Concepts on Work London, Sage.Blyton P., Bacon N., Fiorito J., and Heery E. (Eds) The Sage Handbook of Industrial Relations,London, Sage.Bach, S. and Sisson, K. (ed.) (2000) Personnel Management, Blackwell.Edwards, P. (ed.) (2003) Industrial Relations, second edition, Blackwell.Heery, E. and Noon, M. (2008) A Dictionary of Human Resource Management, SecondEdition, Oxford University Press.1
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