It is curious that the Government has not included substantial investment for this activity in the Budget, says Professor Michael Barry.
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, […]
Under the leadership of President, Justice Iain Ross AO, Australia’s workplace relations tribunal, the Fair Work Commission, began a national engagement and education program in 2014 to connect with, and provide education and support for, the industrial relations (IR) and human resources (HR) communities. At the same time, WOW’s Associate Professor Keith Townsend was noticing […]
Stranded gas. Once a looong way from its intended market, heavy global investment, particularly by US multinational corporations (MNCs) in recent years, sees the delivery of natural gas to consumers no longer the problem it once was. And Australia is host to one such operation. Chevron’s Gorgon gas Project – Australia’s largest ever resource project – is […]
A 2012 report from The Franchise Council of Australia highlights around 700 000 people to be employed by franchises nationally. Interestingly though, only one third of franchisors employed human resources (HR) or industrial relations (IR) professionals, or provided access to such advice for franchisees; nor did they conduct internal audits into how franchisees executed employment […]
New frontiers around ‘citizenship at work’ and how multilevel-governance institutions can be designed to maximise value, was the topic of a 15th April seminar delivered by Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) guest, and Canadian Research Chair on Globalisation and Work (University of Montréal), Professor Gregor Murray. So what is ‘citizenship at work’? “‘Citizenship at […]
With a long standing agenda around the evolution of employer coordination in Australia, conducting research and managing a team of staff as the Head of the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources is for WOW’s Associate Professor Michael Barry, often a tightrope balancing act. Having focussed on building the academic literature around the aforementioned […]