Investigate one of the following topics and discuss in relation to industrial relations. The object of this assignment is to develop a more detailed understanding of one significant aspect of industrial relations. This assignment must conform to normal University standards, including full referencing, a reference list and an executive summary or abstract.
Topic 1: Is there room for both conflict and cooperation in the workplace?
Topic 2: A key feature of the global industrialisation process is the shift from status to contract as a basis for authority in the employment relationship. How has this process impacted Australia industrial relations?
Topic 3: There is increasing discussion regarding the need for flexibility in employment arrangements in Australia. Discuss the role of flexibility in the Australian context, critically evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of flexible working arrangements from both management and employee perspectives.