Literature review | Labour Hire Issues

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ER Litertaure Review
Type: Literature Review
Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Due Date:
9 May 17 20:00 – 9 May 17 20:00
Weight: 30%
Task Description:
Literature Review (1,500 words) due 9 May 2017
Students are required to select one of the topics covered in weeks one to five and undertake a thorough literature review.
Criteria & Marking:
Please refer to assignment criteria and marking sheet on blackboard.
Criteria Weighting

Level 7 (HD)
Outstanding
achievement
85–100%

Level 6 (D)
Meritorious
achievement
75–84%

Level 5 (C)
Substantial
achievement
65–74%

Level 4 (P)
Adequate
achievement
50–64%

Level 3 (F)
Inadequate
achievement
47–49%

Level 2 (F)
Elementary
achievement
30–46%

Level 1 (F)
Not achieved
0–29%

Presentation 5%

Outstanding
writing &
expression of
clear
concepts

Well written &
well explained

Reasonable
presentation
and good use
of language

Adequate use
of English
language

Inadequate
use of English
language

Poor English,
grammar etc. Unintelligible

Research 12.5%

Excellent
understandin
g of literature
and
demonstrates
capacity to
research
independent
of set reading

Sound
understandin
g of literature
and
demonstrates
research
capacity at
distinction
level.

Some
research in
advance of
set reading
and
demonstrates
understandin
g of topic

Set reading
with enough
references to
demonstrate
understandin
g of topic

Insufficient
research to
demonstrate
understanding
of topic

Poor effort to
undertake
research

No effort to
undertake
research

Technical
Accuracy &
Understandin
g of Topic
12.5%
Excellent
understandin
g of complex
concepts and
no technical
errors

Good
understandin
g of complex
concepts
and/or no
substantial
technical
errors

Reasonable
understandin
g of complex
concepts
and/or some
technical
errors

Adequate
understandin
g of relevant
concepts and
no substantial
technical
error

Relevant
concepts
misunderstoo
d or significant
technical
errors

Relevant
concepts
misunderstoo
d and
significant
technical
errors
Demonstrates
no
understandin
g of relevant
concepts and
has made
substantial
technical
errors

Total 30%
Submission: You should upload your weekly task through Turnitin on the Blackboard course site using the Assessments link.

Analytical essay
Type: Essay
Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Due Date:
30 May 17 20:00
Weight: 30%
Task Description:
Students should prepare a research report of 2500 words (10% tolerance) on one of the questions listed below. Students have the option of
selecting their own question but this MUST BE APPROVED IN WRITING (an email) BY THE LECTURER.
Questions
1. In 2016, a dispute emreged between Carlton & United Breweries and various maintenance unions at the Abbotsford brewery in Victoria.
What were the issues that gave rise to this dispute. How did this dispute differ from traditional industrial disputes in Australia.
2. In many countries an aging workforce, changing industrial structures and demands for equity in employment have led to a need to
increase the participation of women with family responsibilities in the workforce. Paid parental leave and the provision and cost of
childcare emerge as the major issues. Choose a country and write a report to the appropriate Minister or Government official on measures
the government could take to improve the participation of women in the workforce. Your report should be based on academic literature,
labour market data and government, industry and union reports. You should include recommendations in your report.
3. In the introduction to a special issue of the journal Human Relations on labour relations in China, the authors argue that China has taken
an ‘experimental and decentralised’ approach to labour relations. Write a report outlining the main features of China’s employment
relations system and, using the academic literature, outline three key issues that are under discussion in the literature. Your report should
conclude with some recommendations suggesting the way forward for China’s system.
4. The Queensland Government has released an issues paper on Labour Hire. What are the central issues associated with Labour Hire for
employees, employers and their representatives.
Criteria & Marking:
Analytical Essay (2,500 words) due 30 May 2017
Criteria Weighting

Level 7 (HD)
Outstanding
achievement
85–100%

Level 6 (D)
Meritorious
achievement
75–84%

Level 5 (C)
Substantial
achievement
65–74%

Level 4 (P)
Adequate
achievement
50–64%

Level 3 (F)
Inadequate
achievement
47–49%

Level 2 (F)
Elementary
achievement
30–46%

Level 1 (F)
Not achieved
0–29%

Presentation 5%

Outstanding
writing &
expression of
clear concepts

Well written &
well explained

Reasonable
presentation
and good use
of language

Adequate use
of English
language

Inadequate use
of English
language

Poor English,
grammar etc. Unintelligible

Research 10% Excellent
understanding
of literature and
demonstrates

Good
understanding
of literature
and other

Some research
in advance of
set reading

Set reading
with enough
references to
justify

Insufficient
research to
justify
arguments

Poor effort to
undertake
research

No effort to
undertake
research

capacity to
research
independent of
set reading

research
sources

arguments

Technical Accuracy &
Understanding of Topic 15%

Excellent
understanding
of complex
concepts and
no technical
errors

Good
understanding
of complex
concepts
and/or no
substantial
technical error

Reasonable
understanding
of complex
concepts
and/or some
technical
errors

Adequate
understanding
of relevant
concepts and
no substantial
technical error

Relevant
concepts
misunderstood
or significant
technical errors

Relevant
concepts
misunderstood
and significant
technical errors

Demonstrates
no
understanding
of relevant
concepts and
has made
substantial
technical
errors

Total 30%

Submission: Please submit through Turnitin in the Online Submissions Folder on the Blackboard Assessments link.
• 1.5K
• 12.5% of total grade (for subject) on research
• Scholarly journals (e.g. JIR, Labour and Industry)
• Text Books
• Scholarly Books
• Other sources (at last resort – only if not in the above)
• Not Wikipedia
PP113 Box 5.5
Neuman. W.L. (2003) Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches 5 th Edition Pearson Education, Inc.
Boston

Description

This study looks into the labour issues facing host employer, labour hire agencies and labour hire employees. The study delves into the findings from major inquiries that have looked into the issue and documented their reports.  Overall, the study finds that the labour hire is poorly regulated and major players exploited legal loopholes to exploit the labour hire workers. Among the major malpractices documented in this study include underpayment, long working hours, poor working conditions, and many others. The study finds that labour hire agencies and labour hire host companies are at fault for flouting Australian employment rules. Lastly, the study finds that the issue paper by the Queensland government proposes major changes that will increase the regulatory environment in the industry to address these challenges.