Opportunities and challenges in the industrial relations sector were discussed at a meeting between Griffith Business School experts and the Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Brendan O’Connor. Mr O’Connor said Labor was exploring ways to “remedy current industrial relations laws” by talking to employers and unions. “It’s important we also have conversations with […]
It has been less than a month since the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for hospitality, retail, and fast food employees, and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) along with the federal Labor party are still fighting against the ruling. In a case that dragged on […]
Findings show job insecurity also on the rise.
A 2011 survey of 8737 Australian academic staff and the alignment and differences between their expected and actual workloads, was the subject of a Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing seminar delivered by Professor David Peetz on Tuesday (5 April). The duties of academics are traditionally made up of teaching, research, and service to their […]
The contribution of WOW’s Associate Professor Keith Townsend to the field of labour and employment relations (ER) research was acknowledged recently through his award as second runner up of the International Labor and Employment Relations Associations’ (ILERA) Luis Aparicio Prize. “As most of my research is conducted…in the [human resource management] HRM territory, I feel […]
Franchisor's responsibility is different to that of the franchisee.
The Australian mining industry has been responsible for much of the growth in shift work with 52% of all employees now working them. But roster arrangements for this type of work are the perpetual thorn in both employers’ and employees’ sides. Contributing heavily to employees’ work-life balance, shifts that lead to partner dissatisfaction or that […]