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dc.contributor.authorBowden, Bradleyen_US
dc.contributor.editorBradley Bowden, Simon Blackwood, Cath Rafferty, Cameron Allanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:08:52Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:08:52Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-16T06:03:00Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781862877528en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.federationpress.com.auen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29386
dc.description.abstractBetween 1916 and 2009 the strength of Queensland's unions waxed and waned. As was the case elsewhere in Australia, they benefited when compulsory arbitration was introduced and suffered when it was dismantled. But Queensland differed from the national norm in that for almost half a century after 1916 its workers were more likely to be unionists. This chapter argues that the extraordinary success of Queensland unionism, and its steady decline since the 1960s, must primarily be attributed to economic factors. The growth in rural employment after 1916 favoured union membership. When mechanisation subsequently decimated this workforce Queensland unionism lost its strength.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThe Federation Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeAnnandale, Sydneyen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862877528en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleWork & Strife in Paradise: The History of Labour Relations in Queensland 1859-2009en_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom36en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto53en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150306en_US
dc.titleA Peculiar History: Queensland Unions, 1916-2009en_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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