Industrial Relations

Workplace info provides information on how to effectively apply Australian human resource management procedures towards managing and promoting healthy industrial relations (IR). HR managers are expected to know their obligations under federal and state industrial relations legislation, such as what their minimum obligations are in regard to employees' pay and conditions, what role union officials can play, and managing potential industrial action.

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Unions to make bargaining claims to offset budget measures

Unions to make bargaining claims to offset budget measures

The ACTU has produced a “bargaining toolkit” to assist unions pursue claims to offset Federal budget measures.

Infrastructure projects need major overhaul

Infrastructure projects need major overhaul

The process for assessing and developing public infrastructure projects needs a major overhaul,the Productivity Commission says.

What is ‘useful work’ in a  stand-down situation?

What is ‘useful work’ in a stand-down situation?

An employer is obliged to take all possible steps to find useful work for the employees who are otherwise subject to stand-down. So, how far does an employer need to go to satisfy this requirement?