Management of workplace change in the Australian higher education sector: a study of employee involvement provisions in workplace agreements.

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Weller, Stephen Adrian and Van Gramberg, Bernadine (2007) Management of workplace change in the Australian higher education sector: a study of employee involvement provisions in workplace agreements. Journal of higher education policy and management, 29 (2). pp. 173-186. ISSN 1360080x

Abstract

Involvement of employees and unions in workplace decision-making has a long history in Australian industrial relations. The mechanism for employee involvement in workplace change was originally set out in the Termination Change and Redundancy (TCR) clause in Australian awards in 1984. It continues to operate under Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBAs), along with other negotiated terms and conditions. EBAs thus represent a source of organizational policy and provide a starting-point to examine institutional processes for employee involvement in workplace change. The higher education sector has undergone significant change over the past two decades, and some have claimed that collegiality has been replaced by an increasing managerialist focus on productivity and efficiency. This paper reports on a longitudinal analysis examining the extent to which the TCR clause has evolved in Australian universities and its implications for change management policy for the sector.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1244
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13600800701351751
Official URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13600800701351751
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > RFCD Classification > 360000 Policy and Political Science
Historical > RFCD Classification > 330000 Education
Historical > RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Keywords ResPubID13546. higher education, Australian higher education sector, management, Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBAs), Termination Change and Redundancy (TCR), management policy
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