Labour standards and practice

QWIRS Report: Queensland Workplace Industrial Relations Survey 2005

Client:  Queensland Department of Employment and Industrial Relations

The Queensland Industrial Relations Survey was conducted during October and November 2005. It consisted of a 20 minute telephone interview with managers of Queensland workplaces employing five or more employees. It excluded workplaces in agriculture, forestry and fishing, and in public administration. The survey aimed to collect data on a range of issues including:

  • the workforce and workplace profile;
  • methods of setting pay and conditions in the workplace;
  • wages and entitlements of the workforce;
  • information on union membership and industrial relations within the workplace;
  • workforce additions and reductions;
  • profits, labour costs and productivity;
  • various policies in place; and
  • various attitudes held by managers.