The relationship that exists between employers and employees and how they work together to determine the level of pay and working conditions.
This relationship will involve employers trying to achieve a set of working conditions that will meet the need of employees as well as allowing the organisation to achieve its strategic, tactical and operational objectives.
Prior to 1991, wages and conditions of work for employees such as tradesmen, staff working in hospitality, staff working in retail etc. were determined centrally by The Australian Industrial Relations Commission
Can you list the advantages and disadvantages of centralised and decentralised bargaining. Use the table format provided on slides 9 and 13. Make sure you can distinguish between them.
Slide 21 lists the different types of agreements. Can you explain each type and suggest who might use this type of employment arrangement? Refer pgs 222 -225 ( NB: individual contracts refer to common law contracts)