| || || Goundar, Pariniappa.|
| || || A critical analysis of employment relations and dispute resolution mechanisms in the Fiji Police Force|
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Call No.: pac In Process
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Abstract: In the heart of management and public administration, employment and industrial relations issues are vital to any organisation. It generally looks at improving the terms and conditions of employment with lucrative pay to attract the best people for a particular job in order to achieve high performance and at the same time enhance professionalism within the workforce. This has been a common practice in the public and private sectors in Fiji that continuously engage in the process of collective bargaining and if any matter of concern is not agreed upon then it is resolved and settled by the third party intervention under the prescribed grievance procedures. This Supervised Research Project examines the employment relations and the past and present system of grievance handling and dispute resolution in the Fiji Police Force. It also examines the major parties and institutions involved in employment relations. The Supervised Research Project is aimed at improving the employment relations and dispute resolution in the Fiji Police Force. In 2003, the Police Association was extended the right to collective bargaining together with the prescribed grievance machinery to resolve any disputes that could arise through the process of collective bargaining. Chapter one justifies the rational for this study while chapter two explores the methodological framework. The theoretical and conceptual framework is discussed in chapter three while chapter four examines the employment relations in the Fiji Police Force. Chapter five examines the dispute handling and the system for dispute resolution in the Fiji Police Force and makes recommendations to the study. Chapter six summarizes the study with its findings and provides some interesting areas for further research. Basically, the thesis looks at some of the fundamental issues of employment and industrial relations in the Fiji Police Force. It provides interesting findings that could be useful for future researches by adding valuable literature to the discipline.