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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Right-of-entry permits are being altered: FWBC

Right-of-entry permits are being altered: FWBC

Construction watchdog FWBC says it is seeing repeated instances of federal right-of-entry permits not being presented in their original form.

Are things looking up for union membership?

Are things looking up for union membership?

The long-term decline in union membership is easing according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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?