Contract employment practices and the operations of labour-hire companies have been in the news a lot lately. The last few months have seen the industrial dispute at the Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) plant in Melbourne in relation to an enterprise agreement introduced by the then new labour-hire contractor for maintenance workers at the plant. ...more
The Winter 2012 edition of Workplace Review includes the following articles: “The industrial relations system is fundamentally flawed” – Frank Marks; “The ACTU’s insecure work campaign” – Natalie Rodwell and Neil Napper; “From ABCC to FWBC: Tides of change?” – Irina Kolodizner and Neil Napper; “Assessing compensation in adverse action cases” – Ian Latham and David Taylor; “Casual chat backfires on bank” – Craig Tanner; and “Keeping older workers on the dance floor and the benefits of SLOW ageing” – Kate Marie and Eva Migdal. Also included in this Part are a range of section notes, including an interview of Professor John Buchanan, Vales of The Hon Judith Cohen and Frank Walker QC, the Diary and much more.