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Unit coordinator/lecturer




Name:

Winthrop Professor Rob Lambert (first 7 weeks only)


Dr Donella Caspersz

Email:

Rob.Lambert@uwa.edu.au
Donella.Caspersz@uwa.edu.au

Phone:

6488 2934 (Lambert)
6488 2927 (Caspersz)

Consultation hours:

12-1pm, Monday or by appointment (for Lambert)


By email (for Caspersz)

Lecture times:

Monday 9:00-9:45
Tuesday 12:00-12:45

Lecture venue:

Ernst & Young Lecture Theatre – BUSN G.89



Tutor Name:

Janaka Biyanwila

Email:

Janaka.Biyanwila@uwa.edu.au

Tutor Name

Grant Lee

Email

grantlee@iinet.net.au



TEXTBOOK(S) AND RESOURCES

Unit website


http://www.webct.uwa.edu.au

A webct page is available for the unit. Team discussion groups have been created on this. All on line team exercises will be attached for student completion as per the schedule. Lecture powerpoints will also be attached to the webct page after lecture delivery. Students are advised to download these. Lecture recordings will also be attached to the webct page. Finally, students should look out for additional announcements as they become available.


Recommended/required text(s)


Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R. (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.

UNIT SCHEDULE


Week

Lecture

Readings

1

L.1: Introduction

L.2: Approaches to Employment Relations



Focus of the unit. Work requirements.

Chapter 1 and 3: Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.












2

L 3 &4: The Australian State, social democracy & ER.


Pusey (1991), Introduction & Ch.1; Kelly (1992), Part One, Ch. 1-8.











3

L 5 . Trade Union history & theory

L6 How the ER system worked prior to 1980s. Conciliation & Arbitration



Chapter 7: Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.
Chapter 4 (pages 80-87): Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R. (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.










4

L7. Neo-liberal globalization & ER change in the 1980s
L8. The Accord, strategic unionism & restructuring

Chapter 4 (pages 87-98) Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R. (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.










5

L9. Privatization & Public sector restructuring

L10. ER change 1987-1996: Enterprise bargaining to the Workplace Relations Act



Chapter 5 (pages 142-166): Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R 2011, Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.

Chapter 9 (pages 296-306): Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.






6

L11 & 12 The 1998 Maritime dispute













7

L13 &14. Work Choices & Your Rights @ work campaign

Chapter 7 (23-32) and Chapter 8 (pages 268-271): Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R. (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.










8

L15 Employers & Employer Associations

L16 Non-union employee representation



Chapter 6: Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R. (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.

Peetz, D. (2002) ‘Decollectivist strategies in Oceania’, Relations Industrielles, Vol. 57 Issue 2, Spring, pp. 252-281. [course materials online]


Chapter 8: Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R. (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.










9

L17 & 18
An Introduction to the Fair Work Act



A. Stewart (2009) ‘A question of Balance: Labor’s New Vision for Workplace Regulation’ Australian Journal of Labour Law 22(1):pp.3-50
Chapter 4 (96-98) Chapter 5 (149-150) and Chapter 9 (301-306) in Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.










10

L19 & 20. Bargaining Structures and Processes

Chapter 10: Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R. (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.

R Cooper and B Ellem (2009) ‘Fair Work and the Re-regulation of Collective Bargaining’ Australian Journal of Labour Law vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 284-305.














11

L21: Industrial Conflict


Chapter 11: Bray, M, Waring, P & Cooper, R. (2011) Employment relations: theory and practice, McGraw-Hill, N. Ryde.







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