I Will conduct my research within my own company-a private sector contact centre, my father's employment-a heavily unionized construction supplies organisation and I will involve the HR tams in both cases. I will also be including the south east representative for IR affairs for IBEC, Senior members of CIPD Ireland, HR & employment journalist for several different newpapers and publications,& the MD of a HR outsourcing orgainisaiton who is heavily involved with TU disputes and employee relation issues.
Several interviews with industry experts & specialists-in person/over the phone/e-mail, Surveys-Email/over the phone/hard copy
Focus group with trade union reps and HR practitioners
I Feel I can get the widest scope of data and information from the above methods as I have contacts already gained and also my place of work/colleagues/superiors will prove as my main subjects for the report.
I Wish to investigate the matter of collective bargaining in Ireland as an approach to the negotiation process & is Collective bargaining moving away from modern day HRM and its subsidiaries. I wish also to took a brief of europes involvement with collective bargaining and how much is CB used as a resource in IR and the negotiation process. I will also look at the necessity of the CB approach and should it possibly be made a compulsory stage of the negotiation process for both employer & employee. I wish to investigate the differences between HR's approach to CB and the union approach and how these may or may not differ from one another. I Will look at the limits if collective bargaining within the private sector and will challenge these limitations.