What Is Industrial Relations

What Is Industrial Relations?Merriam Webster defines Industrial Relations as the dealings or relationships of a usually large business or industrial enterprise with its own workers, with labor in general, with governmental agencies, or with the public.

If you have picked up a paper any time in the past 6 – 12 months, you could be forgiven for thinking that industrial relation is the trade off between wage increases and the mythical productivity increase.

Yet industrial relations is both more and less complex than that.

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What Is A Trade Union?

What Is A Trade Union?Hardly a day goes by where there isn’t a mention of, or reference to a trade union.

Depending on the publication, unions can be portrayed as the gate keepers of workers rights, or the scourge of prosperity in Australia.

Though to others, the union movement is nothing more than a preschool for aspiring Labor politicians.

What Are They Really?

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