Industrial relations is the management of the relationship between employers and employees What is Industrial Relations?
Industrial Action… …Has a long history, with the first recorded strike taking place in ancient Egypt Industrial action is now a common sight in most democratic countries
Human Resources (HR) Employees are commonly referred to as human resources HR departments manage industrial relations in many firms
Trade Unions Unions support employee rights and help them negotiate for better pay and working conditions through collective bargaining
Employer Associations Such organisations support employers in negotiations, lobby governments on their behalf and provide training on issues such as health and safety
Employment Law New Zealand’s employee rights are defined in more than 40 laws The most important and comprehensive is the Employment Relations Act 2000