Labour standards and practice
Workplace Industrial Relations on the Eve of Work Choices: A report on a survey of employers in Queensland, NSW and Victoria 2007
Client: Queensland Department of Employment and Industrial Relations/ NSW Office of Industrial Relations/Industrial Relations Victoria
This project involved telephone surveys of over 2,500 employers in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. The analysis and survey reports were based on information gathered from managers at enterprise level, most of whom had prime responsibility for the day-to-day management of employees. The survey gathered information on topics such as occupations employed, rates of pay, working conditions, consultative arrangements and training practices and workplace change. The primary objective of the state-based surveys was to obtain benchmark statistics on the structures, practices and outcomes associated with industrial relations at the workplace level before major changes in Federal labour law were implemented. The WRC worked closely with the State departments to develop the survey.