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dc.contributor.authorPeetz, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Georginaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:32:35Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:32:35Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-04-30T22:36:37Z
dc.identifier.issn00221856en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022185610390294en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40174
dc.description.abstractIs there a job quality problem in mining? Is part of this problem that mining employees are working involuntary long hours? If so, how extensive is this problem? What is the impact, if any, of involuntary long hours in mining on family life? And how much control do mining employees have over their working time arrangements? What are the possible policy responses? We address these questions through analysis of data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Work and Life Index survey, a survey of employees in Queensland and qualitative interviews with 135 people associated with the Queensland mining industry. We find evidence of substantial involuntary long hours in mining, closely related to 24-hour operations and twelve hour shifts, with adverse implications for the work-life balance and worsened where employees lack input into the design of rosters. The findings suggest that, in order to promote 'good jobs' in the mining industry, there is both a need to revisit protections for employees against being forced to work 'unreasonable' hours above the ostensible national standard of 38 hours per week and strong support even amongst mineworkers for a ceiling on hours worked per week.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeSydneyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom13en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto30en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Industrial Relationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume53en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150306en_US
dc.title'You get really old, really quick': Involuntary long hours in the mining industryen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Industrial Relations Society of Australia. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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