Your plan of attack.
Ensure, as you move through the web quest you are fulfilling
Collate your information as you work through the web quest
and keep a checklist of questions and answers to allow for easier analysis and
Within your groups you need to select one of the 4 roles and
investigate each role this stakeholder plays in a wage dispute.
1. The aggrieved employee,
2. The Salary Officer or Human Resources Manager
3. The Owner or Manager
4. The Union Representative
After each section of work, use the expert jigsaw strategy to
share your discussions with other groups.
Investigate the award salary and conditions that would apply
to workers aged 16 – 18 years. (Think
about the different industries they maybe working in.) Highlight the different type of work contracts available, and
when a business would use each type? Ask your peers in existing employment
what forms they needed to complete before they started work? Ensure you understand what your requirements are in regard
to your stakeholder role, as to the awards and conditions document. Note: you may want to print
this out for later reference.
You become aware a staff member is being paid the
As the staff member highlighted what do you do?
In your role/position as a stakeholder what do you do?
The employee is reimbursed the correct wage, however her
hours have been cut without notice. Is
this fair? Answer as if you were the
stake holder, drawing on the facts from the awards and conditions.
Employee, what are your options?
The employee contacts the Union looking to reinstate their
existing hours. Who does the employee contact and what are the processes?
What happens next? Who does the Union Representative contact?
The Union officer has called for industrial action to occur. Starting with picketing the Bakery.
What is the definition of Industrial Conflict? In your own words write a brief description with an example
to share with the class.
How does the dispute effect your roles position? Construct a table showing the costs and benefits of industrial
action. Who wins or looses? View any data collated via the Australian Bureau of Statistics. (Consider financial, political, personal,
social and any international costs and benefits).
Extra investigative activity
Review different types of industrial disputes. Research current and historical disputes; i.e.: (a) AFL
players bargaining agreement; (b) Patrick Stevedores Wharf dispute; (c)Wave
Draw a letter from the hat and investigate the selected
Research what the perspective of the conflict was? How it is was resolved; or is it ongoing? Where the dispute resolution processes evident in your
research? Share your findings with other groups using an ‘expert
There is to be a meeting of all the stakeholders involved in
the Bakery wage dispute to find a resolution. Following the steps of dispute resolution, re enact a role
play with each stakeholder playing the part in the discussion. One person will
need to be the adjudicator to ensure the steps and process is kept on track.
Using glogster.com create your informative poster highlighting your understanding and knowledge of industrial conflict and the rights of an employee. Show the steps you
can take to ensure your employee rights are looked after. (Ensure you
have included telephone and website contacts for help and advice.)
Vincent Lingiari & Mick Rangiari, 1966 Wave Hill Walk Off.
Retrieved from website; www.indigenousrights.net.au)