Centralised v Decentralised Systems

Centralised and Decentralised Employee Relations Systems

Activities

Click here and select any Award and answer the following questions:

  1. What does the award say about resolving disputes?
  2. Is there a minimum wage section?
  3. Is this minimum wage different to another industry’s Award?
  4. Why is there no maximum wage listed in the Award?
  5. What kinds of employment arrangements are allowed in this Award?
  6. What entitlements are employees allowed when made redundant?

Test Your Understanding

  1. Explain the similarities and differences between a centralised and decentralised employee relations systems (4 marks)
  2. Define ‘enterprise bargaining’ (1 mark)
  3. Explain the role an Award plays in a decentralised system (2 marks)
  4. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of a decentralised system (3 marks)
  5. Discuss why flexibility is important for Australian businesses in today’s market (4 marks)

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