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dc.contributor.authorBowden, Bradley
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:11:08Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:11:08Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2011-09-14T06:18:41Z
dc.identifier.issn0023-6942
dc.identifier.doi10.5263/labourhistory.100.0051
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40801
dc.description.abstractIn exploring the factors that contributed to the rise and decline of industrial labour in Australia, this article argues that support for unionism initially emerged from a working class that was a product of the country's unusual economic history. In the twentieth century the implementation of systems of compulsory arbitration, devised to mediate industrial conflict, reinforced support for unionism. In 1948, however, support for unionism peaked and a long process of decline began as the working class constituency that had provided its social anchor disintegrated as a result of structural changes in the economy. The dismantling of arbitration after 1986 exacerbated this established pattern of decline, as did a growth in precarious employment and employer anti-union strategies.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Society for the Study of Labour History, Inc
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom51
dc.relation.ispartofpageto82
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLabour History
dc.relation.ispartofvolume100
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial Relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and Philosophy of Specific Fields
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150306
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2202
dc.titleThe rise and decline of Australian unionism: a history of industrial labour from the 1820s to 2010
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resources
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2011
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gro.griffith.authorBowden, Bradley


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