Labour standards and practice

Industry case studies 2008

Client:  NSW Office of Industrial Relations

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.