As what can only be described as yet another blow to employers, the Federal Court has upheld the right for unions to take legal strike action before any bargaining has taken place.
Three Federal court judges last week found that no union was obliged to show any employee support or meet any other test if employers refused to engage in bargaining.
Needless to say the Union movement has heralded the decision as a landmark victory for workers rights. Now whilst most IR…Continue
Added by Michael Cosgrove on April 23, 2012 at 9:20 — No Comments
There has been an on-going debate amongst industry groups, businesses and unions, about "insecure employment". The Australian Council of Trade Unions broadly defines insecure employment pretty much as any form of employment other than direct, full time employment with an employer.
Needless to say the ACTU casting such a broad brush has brought about some interesting responses from industry groups,and organisations such as the IPA.
Whilst it is assumed that most employees seek…Continue
Contrary to what you see in the movies and tv shows, the way to increase your employees productivity is not through the use of derogatory language, whips or Dilbert-like management. The most effective way is by simple communication.
There is almost monotonous regularity of media reports of failing productivity, of employers blaming the Fair Work Act, of unions blaming employers for their “lack of compassion and understanding of their employees”. Neither is completely wrong, nor…Continue
Added by Michael Cosgrove on April 11, 2012 at 9:01 — No Comments
Facebook, Twitter, Myspace…The list goes on. Without researching the exact figures, it would not be unrealistic to assume that well over half the world’s population has at some stage in their personal and professional lives either “posted” or “tweeted” something into cyber space.
The recent move from Facebook, to increase the privacy protection of its users, has been hailed as a good move by those of us that use the social media outlet to stay connected to friends and…Continue
Added by Michael Cosgrove on April 2, 2012 at 10:01 — No Comments