Write a report to the President of the Fair Work Commission discussing the employment relations issues that can be identified in the industrial dispute between the Maritime Union of Australia and Patrick Stevedores Holdings Pty Ltd in 2015 and 2016.
Word Length: 2500-3000 words
1.1 Why is this question being asked?
1.2 Provide a brief chronology of the industrial dispute between Patrick Stevedores Holdings Pty Ltd and the Maritime Union of Australia.
1.3 details of the dispute (main details, when it started, what happened)
2. Identify the main issues in dispute. Among all what do you think the main dispute is? What are the main parties discussing and negotiating. Main difference between parties and negotiations.
3. What it reveals, and what it says about
enterprise bargaining and process of Enterprise bargaining;
the role of government;
the role of the Fair Work Commission?
And also discuss their roles in this dispute with evidence and arguments and in-text references
In very broad, general and simple terms I am asking you to inform the examiner what this particular industrial dispute tells you about how enterprise bargaining works in practice.
Discuss the part played by the employer, the union, the government and the Fair Work Commission in this industrial dispute.
Conclusion (what can we say to the president about EB, industrial disputation, role of government and FWC).
Discuss about current dispute