industries. Companies have a choice whether or not to involve employer associations.
o For management, unlike employer associations, IR outcomes are intermediate goals, and
this is likely to be reflected in the choice of
TUTORIAL 4: THE STATE
Reading: Bray et al, Chapter 4
1. Why should the state be regarded as an important factor/ influential actor in the field of
employment relations? (Bray Waring Cooper, 2nd Edition, Chapter 4, Pg. 126)
TUTORIAL 7: MINIMUM STANDARDS AND AWARDS
Reading: Bray et al Chapters 8
1. Why did Australia adopt compulsory arbitration at the turn of the 20th century?
The system of compulsory industrial arbitration was introduced fed
TUTORIAL 5: MANAGERS AND EMPLOYER ASSOCIATIONS
Reading: Bray et al, Chapter 5
1. What is the nature of the tension between worker dispensability and employee
commitment and why is it a significant issue for employers? (Le
1 Employers and employees work well together when they realise that they are all part of
the same team. Discuss.
Human resource management is about managing people within the employer-employee
It involves the productive utilization of resour
TUTORIAL 3: CONFLICT IN THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP
Reading: Bray et al, Chapter 12.
1. Is it inevitable that relations between employers and employees at the workplace level are, to
some extent at least, conflictual?
TUTORIAL 8: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS
TUTE TASK: News Review advice
Reading: Bray et al Chapters 11
1. What is collective bargaining? How does it differ from arbitration?
Collective bargaining is a rule
MGTS2607 EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS
What factors best explain the decline in union coverage in Australia since the 1980s? Is it
likely that unions will ultimately disappear in Australia? If yes, why? If not, why not?"
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MGTS2607 NEWS REVIEW
Topic: 7-Eleven involvement in Wage Fraud
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This news review aims to discuss on the recent case of wage fraud by 7-Eleven
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MGTS2607 Employment Relations Overview
1.0 Theme 1: Content and context of ER
1.1 Lecture 1: What is employment relations?
1.2 Lecture 2: Theoretical comparisons
1.3 Lecture 3: Conflict in the employment relationship
2.0 Theme 2: The ER parties
MGTS2607 LECTURE 12
THEME 1: THE CONTEXT & CONTENT OF ER
LECTURE 1: WHAT IS ER?
2. The Employment Relations Framework (aka Systems Model)
The parties: capital, labour and the state
Conflict: conflict and power ar
MGTS2607 LECTURE 6
Parties in employment relations:
(iii) Trade Unions
PLAN OF LECTURE
Guest Speaker Lachlan Hurse, State Organiser,
Why trade unions?
What do unions do?
Methods of action
The contours of Australian u
LECTURE 1, 2016
Course introduction &
What is employment relations?
Part 1: GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
1. TEACHING STAFF
Ms Maggie May
Tuesdays 2-4pm by appointment.
Joyce Ackroyd 417
Tutor: Dr Greg Mallo
MGTS2607 LECTURE 10
Current issues in Australian ER:
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
PLAN OF LECTURE
1. Overview of the array of risks
2. Extent of occupational injury and illnesses in
3. The impact of occupational injury and illness
Why study employment relations?
Understanding how individuals, groups, organizations and institutions make decisions that
shape the Employment Relations between management and labour.
Employees are the organization greatest asset, managing the relations
TUTORIAL 11: EQUITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE
Reading: Bray et al, Chapter 9, pp. 279-86.
1. What are the various forms of employment segregation apparent in the Australian workforce? (Slide 9/ 10)
a. 50% of women in 3
o any other order FWA considers necessary to remedy the effect of the dismissal.
Exceptions and Limitations
Workers with less than 12 months service in firms employing fewer than 15 staff; workers with
less than 6
In addition to incorporating or meeting the National Employment Standards, all agreements
also have to meet the so-called BOOT test.
BOOT stands for Better off overall test.
Agreements pass the BOOT test when employees
all suffer common occupational health and safety considerations, for example Repetition Strain
Injury incidence amongst clerical workers, or manual lifting strains amongst nurses.
Feminisation of the workforce
Industrial and occupational changes are ass
Why have these changes been significant for ER:
a) Using its extended powers, the Howard Government restricted tenders for federal government
construction projects to companies that abided by a construction industry code of conduct, whose
main purpose wa
Supporters of the radical approach tend to be politically leftist (socialist). They believe that
capitalism is an exploitative system, and that the pluralist and unitarist approaches are simply two
different ways of denying workers their rights.
to monitor the adoption by the Commonwealth, states and territories of:
(i) the approved model OHS legislation as a law of those jurisdictions
(ii) the approved model OHS codes of practice as codes of practice of
Such changes have multiplier effects throughout the economy and can do much to cut or
create or destroy work opportunities.
Economic expansion creates opportunities for business expansion but also skills shortages.
The Federal Court can also interpret awards and the rules of registered organisations.
Small claims procedures can be handled by the Federal Magistrates Court.
Finally, there is the High Court which:
o rules on const
Poisonous, corrosive, irritants and explosives
25,000 new chemicals p.a., only a few subject to regulation
Other Hazardous Substances
Rapid proliferation of hazardous substances old and new:
Please note that LIFT does not warrant the correctness of the materials contained within the notes.
Additionally, in some cases, these notes were created for previous semesters and years. Courses are
subject to change o
TUTORIAL 6: TRADE UNIONS
Reading: Bray et al, Chapter 6.
1. Why do workers join trade unions?
To have a say at work.
2. What are the main functions of Australian trade unions?
Uniting individual employees into groups that
TUTORIAL 10: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Note: News Review due in on 23 October.
Reading: Bray et al, Chapter 9, pp. 291-95.
Bluff, E. and N. Cunningham (2012): 'Harmonising work health and safety regulatory regimes', Australian Journal of
TUTORIAL 9: MANAGERIAL UNILATERALISM AND INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTING
Reading: Bray et al, Chapter 10
1. What is common law as opposed to statute law?
Common law underpins any relationship of paid employment in Australia between
MGTS2607 LECTURE 8
Theme 3: Processes & outcomes of Australian ER:
(ii) ENTERPRISE BARGAINING & ENTERPRISE
For more, see: http:/www.fairwork.gov.au/resources/fact-sheets/workplacerights/Pages/enterprise-bargaining-fact-sheet.aspx
PLAN OF LECT