MGF2341 Managing Employee Relations
For this assignment you are required to write a research essay on one of the topics provided. More detail in class will be provided as to the content of a research essay.
This essay will require you to answer one of the following two questions:
Compare, contrast and critically evaluate both the sources, and level, of managerial prerogative in Australia and two other countries discussed in the unit.
Nb You only need to refer to the Federal ER system in Australia. or Compare, contrast and critically evaluate trade union power Australia and one major non-Chinese Asian economy (Japan, India, South Korea or Indonesia) using employment relations theory.
Nb You only need to refer to the Federal ER system in Australia.
1 Analyse the impact of the statutory regulation of the employment relationship (e.g. obligations under various contracts of employment, bargaining, conflict resolution, disciplinary processes).
2 Apply their knowledge of employment relations (ER) theory and the context of ER in Australia, Asia and internationally to advise an organisation about important aspects of their employment relations (e.g. impact of labour market, organisation of work, role of management).
3 Examine the role of employers/management, employees/trade unions and regulators (the state) in maintaining safe and harmonious workplaces. PGCLO 2: Apply critical thinking and technical skills to solve authentic business problems [AQF9 S2, S3]. PGCLO2.
1 Conceptualise problems or situations (investigate, analyse, synthesise and evaluate); PGCLO2.
2 Apply technical skills to authentic situations; PGCLO2.
3 Solve complex problems; PGCLO2.
4 Critically reflect on processes and assumptions.