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- Management of workplace change in the Australian higher education sector: A study of employee involvement provisions in workplace agreements
- Weller, Stephen; Van Gramberg, Bernadine
- 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sector has undergone significant change over the past two decades, and some have claimed that collegiality has been replaced by an increasing managerialist focus on productivity and efficiency.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.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Vol. 29, no. 2 (Jul 2007), pp. 173-186
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1301 Education Systems; 1303 Specialist Studies in Education; 1605 Policy and Administration
- Australia; Change management; Employee involvement; Higher education sector
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2007 Association for Tertiary Education Management.
- Peer reviewed