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dc.contributor.authorBarry, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorReveley, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.editorRon Callus and Russell Lansburyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:53:23Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:53:23Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2009-01-12T06:24:17Z
dc.identifier.issn00221856en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1472-9296.00062en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/7062
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand's Employment Contracts Act 1991 consigned to history almost 100 years of pervasive state regulation of collective employment relations. Many unions experienced a sharp decline in influence after the introduction of this piece of legislation. The traditional wharfies' union, the Waterfront Workers' Union, is a case in point. Following a decade of neo-liberal industrial relations deregulation, a centre-left Labour/Alliance Coalition repealed the Employment Contracts Act by introducing an Employment Relations Act 2000 designed to redress an 'inherent inequality' in power though the promotion of unionisation and collective bargaining. This article assesses whether this piece of nominally 'union friendly' legislation might forestall attenuation of union influence and casualisation of waterfront employment at New Zealand's ports. We argue that the new legislation contains contradictory union rights that have produced unintended consequences, with the emergence of new forms of employee representation designed specifically to further erode the power of the waterfront industry's established unions.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeVictoria, Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1472-9296.00062en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom508en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto524en_US
dc.relation.ispartofeditionDecemberen_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Industrial Relationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume44en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350203en_US
dc.titleContradictory Rights and Unintended Consequences: The Early Impact of the Employment Relations Act on the New Zealand Waterfronten_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 2002 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]en_AU
gro.date.issued2002
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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