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dc.contributor.authorBailey, J
dc.contributor.authorPeetz, D
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-22T04:30:39Z
dc.date.available2017-12-22T04:30:39Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0022-1856
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022185615571982
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/125016
dc.description.abstractIn 2014, published data suggested declines in union membership and industrial conflict, but union members still appeared to achieve small real wage gains even if their non-union counterparts could not. In a slowing economy and with a conservative Federal Government, union members and officials faced considerable difficulties. Collective bargaining was less volatile in 2014 than in 2013 (which was quieter than 2012). Union campaigning continued, including in the low-paid area, but was more defensive as the environment was less friendly towards the low-paid and vulnerable. A 20th anniversary provided an opportunity for appraisal of the Organising Works program and of the shift to a more organising-focused approach. There was continuing growth of employer unilateralism and state militancy in the public sector. To the public, the year was dominated by media headlines generated by Royal Commission proceedings. Instead of building on previous gains, unions became more defensive in the face of increasing economic and institutional hostility.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom401
dc.relation.ispartofpageto421
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Industrial Relations
dc.relation.ispartofvolume57
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleAustralian unions and collective bargaining in 2014
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resources
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPeetz, David R.
gro.griffith.authorBailey, Janis M.


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