"Labour Relations" Essays and Research Papers

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Globalists V Sceptics

role in constraining the ability of ‘national actors’ to influence the employment relations policies in a controlled and measured way on a national scale. ‘National actors’ refers to the three main bodies which have traditionally influenced employment relations and work policies: Capital (business, employers); the State (employment legislature, government departments and the judiciary of the Republic of Ireland) and Labour (employees, trade unions). Traditionally it has been the role of the government...

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Abstract Journal of Industrial Relations 55(3) 386–402 ! Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) SAGE Publications Ltd, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC DOI: 10.1177/0022185613480747 jir.sagepub.com This article examines the industrial relations issues that have attracted most time and attention of employers and their associations during 2012, as well as the public, policy- directed rhetoric in which they have engaged. A first element is representative...

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Managing Employment Relationship in China

economy after the US with the biggest labour force in the world. As a socialist country with the legacy of the state planned economy embedded in the country’s political and economic system, the role of the Chinese government in various sectors has remained dominant. This essay aims to analyse the role of the state in the management of the employment relationship as well as its future role in the development of this systemin China. Characteristics of employment relations in China are now diverging across...

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y “The most important obstacle to the development of Trade Union and labour rights was divisions within the Trade Union movement.” How far do you agree with this statement? Divisions: * Industrial Workers of the World * Immigrants (old v. new) vs. US * Unions didn’t want to let Af-Ams in- they formed own organisation BSCP * Some welcomed those from other ethnic backgrounds and women * 1935-55 CIO broke from AFL * Rich/poor fragmentation of workforce * Lack of women...

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Employment Relationship in Singapore

strong, responsible and caring labour movement.” (NTUC, n.d.) Back in the past, workers were treated unfairly and paid with lowsalaries, the main role of the union was to use collective bargaining to help employees negotiate with employers for welfare such as better wages, improve workplace conditions and health safety. As Singapore progress, the government implement legislations to ensure good working conditions and safety which affects the union. Labour Relations legislations such as Employment...

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Labour Relations Management

Strikes and lockouts: LRA 66 of 1995 | Right to strike and recourse to lockout | A strike or a lock out is prohibited when:1. a collective agreement prohibits it2. issue in dispute must be referred to arbitration or Labour Court3. issue in dispute is arbitration award, collective agreement or Minister award4. a determination in BCEA 75/97 regulates the dispute (only in first year) | Protected and unprotected strikes and lock outs | Substantive and procedural requirements set forthProcedural requirements...

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Unfair Dismissal Act 1977-2007

dismissal. 4. What is the function of the Labour Relations Commission? Labour Relations Commission offers a range of services to all Irish workplaces around preventing and resolving workplace disputes and disagreements involving groups of workers, individual workers, employers and their representatives. They work with employers and employees to develop and improve good employment relations practices and procedures in their workplace. Labour Relations Commission primary services are Advisory,...

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Australias Wage Determination System

Workplace Relations Act. Recent policies include changes to unfair dismissal claims and the 2005 workplace reforms package. Throughout the 20th century, Australia has maintained a system of tribunals to make decisions about wage and non wage outcomes and to help resolve industrial disputes. Institutional forces affect the operation of the free market in order to improve labour market outcomes, such as guaranteeing minimum wages and conditions. The four institutional forces that affect labour markets...

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Is Conflict Inevitable in the Employment Relationship?

debate within the business world. This employment relationship can be defined as a complex system in which social, economic and political factors combine with an employee who exchanges mental and manual labour for rewards allocated by the employer (Encarta Encyclopaedia Deluxe. 2004). Industrial relations and human resource management advocates have traditionally held different views on the subject of organisational conflict. Many authors have argued that organisational conflict is inevitable in most...

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Trade unions: What they are. Arguments for and against. Affects of changing government. developments. etc

better working conditions and wages than workers who are not. -Improved worker safety-Increased wages for union and non-union workers-Raised society's standard of living-Reduced hours in a working weekAgainst trade unions:-restrict the supply of labour- Attempt to raise wages above market equilibrium, which may lead to unemployment and inflation of wage rates- Trade unions are often accused of benefiting the insider workers, those having a secure job and high productivity, at the cost of the outsider...

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