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Employment Relations in Australia, 2nd Edition

Employment Relations in Australia, 2nd Edition

Nikola Balnave, Janine Brown, Glenda Maconachie, Raymond J. Stone

ISBN: 978-0-470-81817-6

Jul 2009

559 pages

Select type: Paperback

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The relationship between employers and employees has been one of the most hotly debated issues in Australia in recent times. Recent legislation such as the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005 and the subsequent Fair Work Act 2009 provides stark evidence of this. The impact of these significant developments is explored and analysed in detail in the new edition of this popular text, complete with a balanced coverage of the often contrasting viewpoints of all stakeholders - from governments, unions and employer associations, through to individual employers and employees. The text outlines different approaches to understanding the nature of the employment relationship, with a contextual background as to how this relationship has changed and developed throughout our nation's history.

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Chapter 1: Introduction to employment relations

Chapter 2: The government and employment relations
Chapter 3: Management and employer associations

Chapter 4: Trade unions

Chapter 5: Enterprise bargaining and negotiation

Chapter 6: Employing people

Chapter 7: Performance management and employment relations

Chapter 8: Rewarding people

Chapter 9: Developing people

Chapter 10: Managing occupational health & safety

Chapter 11: Managing dismissals

Chapter 12: Labor's workplace relations reforms: an overview