2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Institutions at Work|
|Prerequisites||24 credit points of junior units of study including WORK1003|
|Lectures||1 x 2 hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week|
|Assessment||Participation (10%), short essay (20%), major essay (30%), exam (40%)|
|Description||This unit of study examines the development and operation of institutions formed to represent the different interests of individuals and groups in the arena of work and employment. It describes the historical development of organisations representing the interests of labour, both across and within the workforce. It identifies the manner in which business groups have represented their interest around issues of work and labour regulation. Finally it examines how these representative institutions have formed and dissolved coalitions of support around particular labour market issues such as wages, labour market participation and employee representation.|