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Provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to a range of important concepts and issues in Australian industrial relations. Topics include
Political, social, economic, legal, historical and psychological aspects of the evolution and operation of modern industrial relations
The nature and implications of strikes, lockouts and other forms of industrial conflict and alienation
The structure and policies of State and Federal trade unions, the State labour councils and such peak organisations as the Australian Council of Trade Unions
The employer industrial relations function, management strategies and the structure and policies of employer associations
Processes of work rule determination, such as collective bargaining, mediation, conciliation and compulsory arbitration
The role of the various arbitration tribunals and government instrumentalities with respect to industrial relations