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LAW4127 - Collective labour rights

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Law


Not offered in 2007


This unit will examine freedom of association of employees, the concept and its international basis; relationship of the individual member to the union; legal status of trade unions and their obligations under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth); the right to strike in the context of bargaining in collective agreements; 'protected' industrial action; secret strike ballots; the operation of the common law and the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) to control industrial action; the legal role of unions under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth; protection to employees from discrimination in belonging, or not, to unions or bring involved in industrial activity.