The Autumn 2017 issue of Workplace Review is an issue focusing on the past, present and future of the Australian union movement. There are multiple contributions from a spread of unions and, referencing the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) this year, an interview with the new ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus. This Part contains the following articles: “On the margins of Harvester: United Voice and the fight for secure work and shared prosperity in Australia” – Frances Flanagan; “Whither unionism?” – Keith Harvey; “CFMEU’s civilising role: ‘Some things are worth fighting for.'” – Rita Mallia; “Challenges facing Queensland unions: ‘Festering non-compliance and institutionalised wage theft.'” – Dr John Martin; “‘Solid jobs, reliable incomes, human values’: Unions NSW takes up the fight” – Mark Morey; “The relevance of unions in the new industrial order” – Haren Pararajasingham; “AEU Victorian Branch – Laptops Case 2015” – Meredith Peace; “Trade unions – a highly regulated and supervised future …” – Peter Punch; “The WWF and waterfront decasualisation” – Craig Ryan. Also featured is an interview with ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, and the following section: Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The Spring 2015 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “Regulation of union ballots in Australia – a reflection” – Keith Harvey; “Sections 433 and 561 of the Corporations Act: Priority to payment of employee entitlements?” – John-Paul Redmond; “‘Bullying’ in common law litigation” – Lachlan Robison; as well as the following sections: Focus on Queensland: “Gramotnev v Queensland University of Technology” – Geraldine Dann; Interview: “Doing it his way: Martin Ferguson steps out of Labor’s shadow” – by Steven Andrew; Common Law and General Protections: “Identifying the prohibited reason for adverse action, rears its problematic head again” – Mark Caile and Dr Victoria Lambropoulos; Book Review: Hogs & Sybarites, “When We Were Young & Foolish” – reviewed by Ed Day; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Autumn 2013 edition of the Workplace Review has a great mix of interesting articles and sections. There is a series of four articles on workplace bullying and bullying in the courtroom with a focus on research into the area, legislative changes and possible strategies for dealing with a difficult situation in the workplace. There are also several sections, including Focus On: WA, Work Health and Safety, The Last Word and Diary. There is also an opinion piece by David Elliott, Vales of Gregory James Tulk Hart and Michael O’Sullivan and an interview with Dr Jim Macken.