The Griffith University study shows young workers may not understand workplace agreements and laws, and be more frightened to report incorrect pay or incidents.
It is curious that the Government has not included substantial investment for this activity in the Budget, says Professor Michael Barry.
Professor Adrian Wilkinson is the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s long-serving (foundation) Director. He’s a pretty darn good captain of the WOW-ship with his ‘open door’ style and keen interest in seeing workers’ voices not fall on deaf ears, so we spent five minutes with Adrian (because it looks like that’s all he’ll have […]
The Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s Director Professor Adrian Wilkinson has just released A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about employment relations, a new book that he co-wrote with colleagues Tony Dundon (University of Manchester) and Niall Cullihane (Queens, Belfast), but it is not like any of his publications before. “This […]
WOW’s Dr Kaye Broadbent wants to shine a light on the employment conditions of those who are vulnerable and oppressed. Her research works towards affecting positive change by highlighting the ways in which people’s lives can be improved through equitable and just employment conditions. We caught up with Kaye to learn a little more about […]
The barista at your local coffee chain might be underpaid, but there’s probably not a whole lot the franchisor is going to do about it. The Franchise Council of Australia has indicated that franchisors are very keen to commit to their legal obligations publically, to avoid being put in the same basket as 7-Eleven. However, […]
The cycle of Japan’s employment relations (ER) practices was the topic of a Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing seminar on Tuesday, 11 August. Commencing with what was once seen to underpin this greatly envied and competitively positioned labour market, Associate Professor Katsuki Aoki (Meiji University, Japan) spoke of the three sacred Japanese ER and […]