MGMT2705 Industrial Relations

6 Units of Credit

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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 Labour movements The role of the various arbitration tribunals and government instrumentalities with respect to industrial relations