Part 1 - Stimulus Based Skills: Employment Relations
"We also need to make our workplace relation system simpler. Australia has over 130 different pieces of industrial relations legislation, over 4,000 different awards and six different workplace systems operating across the country. There are too many rules and regulations making it hard for many employees and employers to get together and reach agreements in their workplaces. We also have too much red tape, too much complexity and too much confusion in some parts of the current system. It's bad for business; its costs jobs and its holding Australia back. For all these reasons, the Australian Government is moving towards one, simpler, national workplace relations system. It's called WorkChoices.
Source: Australian Government
As an employment relations manager, you have been asked to prepare a report for the management committee.
In your report, analyse the impact of the Workplace Relations Amendment (WorkChoices) Act 2005 on all stakeholders in the employment relations process.
The aim of this report is to analyse the impact of the Workplace Relations Amendment (WorkChoices) Act 2005 on all stakeholders in the employment relations process.
Work Choices has a significant impact upon the following stakeholders in the employment relation process:
- Trade Unions
- Employer Associations
- Government Associations
WorkChoices introduced an avant-garde change in Australia's workplace with major changes introduced by the Howard Government including:
* "the formation of a single national industrial system to replace the separate state and federal systems for constitutional corporations;
* the establishment of a body to be known as the Australian Fair Pay Commission to replace the minimum wage determination at the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC);
* the streamlining of Certified Agreement and Australian Workplace Agreement making, including increasing...