Introduction: This course will attempt to synthesize a case-law based understanding of the operation and functioning of industrial labour laws in Pakistan with a critical appraisal of the social forces that are organized by such. The processes of industrial development here and elsewhere have led to forms of reorganization as a response to the inherent instability engendered by the creation of new and opposing social classes. This reorganization has often been accomplished through legal interventions by the state to either regulate the conditions of work at industrial production sites, or, more importantly perhaps, through a facilitation of employer and employee bargaining over the terms and conditions of work itself.
Class Participation: 10%
Final Exam 40%
In addition to regular attendance and participation, each student will be responsible for preparing a summary and leading discussion around one theme or class.
There will be two surprise quizzes worth 5% each of your mark.
The presentation evaluation will be based on your performance in structured exercises to take place over the last four classes of the term.
A 12-15 page research paper on an topic that touches on labour laws or labour relations in Pakistan.
Class 1 & 2
Work and Labour
Hannah Arendt Chapter III “Labour” The Human Condition pp. 79-135
Paul Thompson Chapter III “Braverman and the Rediscovery of the Labour Process” in The Nature of Work pp. 65-88
Maria Mies “Housewifization International: Women and the New International Division of Labour” Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale pp. 112-144
Sarosh Kuruvilla “Linkages between Industrialization Strategies and Industrial Relations/Human Resouce Polices: Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and India” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 49, No. 4 (July 1996) pp. 635-657
Class 3 & 4 Individual Employment Contract:
pp. 103-123 in The Law of Labour.
Hugh Collins, K. D. Ewing, Aileen McColgan Labour Law: Text and Materialspp. 69-77
Cases: Minister of Social Security v. Ready mixed Concrete (South East) Ltd. And Another  2 QB 497
Express v. Implied Terms: O’Grady v. M. Saper, Ltd.  2 KB 469
Armstrong Whitworth Rolls Ltd v Mustard  1 All ER 598
Bliss v. South East Thames:  IRLR 308,Unilateral change of contractual terms
Class 5 & 6 Rights and Duties Employer
 1 QB 333 Johnstone v. Bloomsbury
 ICR 291William Hill v. Tucker
Employee:  1 Ch 117 Facenda Chicken Ltd. V. Fowler and others (Confidential information)
Industrial Relations Ordiance 2002 – Rights and Duties of Workers and Employers Constitutional Protection: 2006 PLC 237 Nazir Ahmed v. Govt. of Punjab
Class 7 & 8 Termination:
Roger W. Rideout, “Termination of the Contract of Employment” in Principles of Labour Law pp. 104-126
Cases:  IRLR 288Neary v. Dean of Westminster