Labour standards and practice

'Lowering the standards': From Awards to Work Choices in Retail and Hospitality Collective Agreements 2007

Client:  Queensland Government/New South Wales Government/Victorian Government

This study contributed to the NSW OIR submission to the Award modernisation process that was being conducted by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. Using data drawn from the WRC's Australia at Work survey the research analysed four award based sectors: metal manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and clerks. The aim of the analysis was to shed light on the industrial relations characteristics of employees affected by the award modernisation process.

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