Employment challenges: the role of gender, ethnicity and migrant status

Sue Ressia
Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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Prompted by ongoing media coverage around the treatment of migrant workers on 457 visas, (recently submitted) PhD candidate and WOW-affiliated Higher Degree Research student member, Sue Ressia, saw an opportunity to find out about, and add to, the body of research dealing with vulnerable workers and the issues they face when seeking out employment in […]

Redistributing economic and social power: what the IR, HR research says

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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Members of the Centre for Work, Orgnaisation and Wellbeing (WOW) travelled to Melbourne in early February for three days of collaboration and presentations at the 28th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) conference. Focusing this year on ‘Work, employment and human resources: the redistribution of economic and social power?’, six […]

Gender equity in Australian universities

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) Regulation and Institutions Programme Director, Professor Glenda Strachan will use new funding from the Universities Australia Executive Women  Group (UAEW) to produce a report in the first part of 2014 on the state of gender equity in Australian universities. The major source of research for the report comes from the […]

New perspectives in workplace research

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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What do chronic illness and casual labour have in common?  They are issues either untouched by researchers or seriously lacking in data, and two Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW)-affiliated Higher Degree Research (HDR) students have submitted PhD theses in the latter part of 2013 in response to such. Women in the workplace and […]

The place of gender in contemporary workplaces in New Zealand and Australia

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The scarcity of women at senior levels in Auckland-based law firms, working part time in the Australian university sector, and the attitude of  men towards equity in the transport and logistics sector were a few of the topics addressed during the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s bi-annual gender and workplace relations symposium on 22 […]

BLASST from the…future: improving work conditions for casual academics

Robyn May, PhD candidate
Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW)-affiliated PhD student, Robyn May, was the national keynote speaker at a seminar on benchmarking leadership and advancement of standards for sessional teachers (BLASST) held at Macquarie University on 22 February. The BLASST Summit involved academic development staff from 34 Australian and New Zealand universities, and included an international […]

Work and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world: AIRAANZ 2013

Sue Ressia
Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
Well attended by both Academic and Higher Degree Researchers (HDRs), the 27th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference was held from 6–8 February, this year in Fremantle, Western Australia. Many a WOW industrial relations scholar delivered papers, following the release of findings from two Australian Research Council Linkage grants’ […]