Work and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world: AIRAANZ 2013

Sue Ressia
Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
Well attended by both Academic and Higher Degree Researchers (HDRs), the 27th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference was held from 6–8 February, this year in Fremantle, Western Australia. Many a WOW industrial relations scholar delivered papers, following the release of findings from two Australian Research Council Linkage grants’ […]

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. […]