Using Uber or Deliveroo (not both) as your case-study discuss and critically evaluate how these emerging organisational/company forms are challenging Australia�s current employment relations systems?
In developing your answer you should address/incorporate the following key employment relations concepts into your discussion: delegated versus statutory regulation; collective agreement making and National Employment Standards.
Please see the attached document for more details.
• Please provide the resources link under the references you have made.
Reference Style – Harvard
Types of references:
• Academic (journals & books)
• Grey Literature (news, industry, company statements, reports, union statement, the Conversation etc.)
• Australian based reference
• Intro – Body – Conclusion – Reference List
• Give definition to these organisational company, what are they?
• Clearly demonstrate that you understand the ER issues and challenges at play in the case
• What is the context? What are the actors doing & saying? Do unions have any response to this? What are the rules? & What does all this mean for ER in Australia?
• How does it challenge the economy?
• What is the state doing now, as transport policy is a state level regulation; we are not interested in what does this mean in the taxi industry, what we are thinking is what the state has response in terms of employment relations
Potential Essay Structure
Introduction – what is the essay about (definitions) and how does your essay answer / address the question?
Body – focus solely on Uber Or Deliveroo OR use one to develop a broader discussion. (Prefer using uber)
Conclusion – what are the major findings and what does this mean for Australian ER?
Some suggested source (Still, the extra 13 references is needed)
Obviously the Text Book! Also look up the work of Prof. Andrew Stewart
Bornstein, J (2015), ‘The great Uber fairness fallacy: as a driver, how do you bargain with an app?’, The Guardian, 25 August 2015
De Stefano, V (2015), The rise of the ‘just-in-time workforce’: On-demand work, crowdwork and labour protection in the ‘gig-economy’, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No 71, ILO, Geneva
Finkin, M (2016), ‘Beclouded work in historical perspective’, 37 Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal 603
Kaine, S & Josserand, E (2016), ‘Workers are taking on more risk in the gig economy’, The Conversation, 6 July 2016
Minifie, J & Wiltshire, T (2016), Peer-to-peer pressure: Policy for the sharing economy, Report No 2016-7, Grattan Institute, Melbourne
Productivity Commission (2016), Digital disruption: What do governments need to do?, Research Paper, Productivity Commission, Canberra
Valenduc, G & Vendramin, P (2016), ‘Work in the digital economy: Sorting the old from the new’, European Trade Union Institute, Working Paper 2016.03