How should trade unions respond to the challenges of decentralised industrial bargaining and the Workplace Relations Act 1996? What can stop the decline in union membership?
Reforming Australia's Unions is a comprehensive guide to this debate with a significant focus on union reform, workplace change, worker rights in a global economy and gender equity. Underpinned by key articles in Southland Magazine, each theme is introduced by experienced industrial relations practitioners who analyse the impact of labour market deregulation on the labour movement in the post-Accord era.
Introduction: The Australian Labour Movement and Industrial Relations, 1986-1996
Union Reform: Union strategy and the third wave
Risky Business? Amalgamating Australia’s Unions
Big Unions: Better, or just Big?
Enterprise Bargaining and the Future of Unions
The ACTU’s Misguided Strategy
Unions for Sale?
Maile Truscott and Salina Wells
Bonsai Economics from the Kamikaze Kids
The Accord and the Politics of Confusion
Michael Costa and Mark Duffy
Enterprise Bargaining, Restructuring: Who Benefits?
Interview with Steve Hutchins
Enterprise Bargaining: All Dressed Up, No Place To Go?
APPM: The Anniversary of the Push
Best Practice is Not ACTU Paternalism
Super Unions: Dinosaurs of the Information Age
The Future is Organising
Workplace Change: International trends and local developments
Russell D Lansbury
Just In Time? Stock Control and the Union Movement
Commission Sets the Pace
Monitoring Productivity: From Stop Watches to Video Cameras
Human Resource Management Strategies: How Should Unions Respond?
Workplace Reform Needs Reformation
Unions Grapple with the Global Market
Women in Work: Getting Equal?
Division v Unity: The Clothing Trades Union’s Uneven History
Equal Opportunity – Equal pay: The Law’s Delay
Dr Clare Burton
Muriel Heagney: The Struggle for Equal Pay
Enterprise Bargaining: Are We All Equal?
Professor Ed Davis
The Asia-Pacific Region and Worker Rights
Turmoil for Fiji’s Trade Unions
Culture of Work: Whither the Japanese Miracle?
Sweatshop Superpowers? Working Conditions in South East Asia
Indonesia: A New Era of Workers Rights?
Will Vietnamese Workers Profit From ‘The Last Gold Rush’
Clinton and the United States Workplace: Prospects for Reform?
Australia and the World
NAFTA: The Future At Work
See No Evil? Trading ‘The Australian Way’
Bob Ross and Sons: True Believers
How Labor Governs: The Career of Vere Gordon Childe
John Burton: The Challenge Of Renewing Labor
Who Rules in the Workplace?
Mark Hearn and Harry Knowles
Assessing the National Significance of the Labor Council of New South Wales
Time to Dispel Industrial Group Myths
Memories of a Grouper
Reviews, Reactions and Ideas
A New Labor Program?
The August 17 Teacher’s Rally: Some Impressions
One Nation For Whom?
Professor Frank Stilwell
The Empire Strikes Back
Who’s Who In The Zoo: The Radical Right In Australia
Terra Nullius: Dead, But Not Buried
Is This Book a Monarchist Plot?
The Republican Debate: Our Costive Constitution
Select Further Reading/ Index
Published February 1997
Publisher The Federation Press
Australian RRP $29.95
International Price $25.00
Industrial Relations / EEO