The cost of Chevron Australia’s Gorgon gas fields project: what the workers say

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
Stranded gas. Once a looong way from its intended market, heavy global investment, particularly by US multinational corporations (MNCs) in recent years, sees the delivery of natural gas to consumers no longer the problem it once was. And Australia is host to one such operation. Chevron’s Gorgon gas Project – Australia’s largest ever resource project – is […]

Is enterprise bargaining still a better way of working?

Negotiation
Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
In 1989, the Business Council of Australia produced a blueprint for change entitled ‘Enterprise Based Bargaining Units: a Better Way of Working’. To a great extent, this document and the corresponding shifts in business, government and union approaches to wage and conditions determination meant Australia shifted from a centralised to a workplace system of bargaining. […]