Labour standards and practice

State Comparisons of Industrial Relations 2005

Client:  Industrial Relations Victoria

This report of the findings of the State Comparison of Industrial Relations was part a wider study of the industrial relations climate in Victoria. The report is a unique snapshot based on a survey of private sector workplaces with 20 or more employees located in NSW, South Australia and Queensland. Findings include that overall, the Victorian industrial relations climate is similar to other states, and that employers in construction in Victoria are more likely than their inter-State counterparts to feel negatively about the state of industrial relations at their workplace. However, 80 to 90 per cent of managers in Victoria feel positive about their industrial relations situation.