New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations (Online)


Vol. 44, No. 2, 2020

The Perils of Collective Begging: The Case for Reforming Collective Labour Law Globally and Locally Too
There is a saying that, in the absence of effective collective bargaining, including recourse to strike action, workers' organisations engage merely in "collective begging". The origins of this term have been traced back, by Eric Tucker, to 1921.1 It...
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"No Jobs on a Dead Planet": At the Interface of Employment – Climate Change Law
I.IntroductionFollowing the New Zealand Government's announcement banning all new future off-shore oilexploration permits in line with its ambition to combat climate change, the future of Taranaki's mostly oil and gas-dependent workforce was thrown into...
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Editorial Note
This Special Issue of the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations is comprised of selected papers presented at the fifth Biennial Conference of the New Zealand Labour Law Society held on 15-16 November 2019 with the support of the Faculty of Law...
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Reducing the Complainant's Evidentiary Burden of Proving Indirect Sex Discrimination in the Workplace Claim – Easier Said Than Done?
I.The Complainant's Evidentiary Burden of Proving Workplace Indirect Sex DiscriminationIn Australia, the Federal Parliament enacted the first federal act in 1984, which was the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (SDA),1 as part of its international obligation...
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How Effective Are Legal Interventions for Addressing Precarious Work? the Case of Temporary Migrants in the Australian Horticulture Industry
I.IntroductionThere is now considerable evidence of the precarity of temporary migrant workers employed in the Australian horticulture industry.1 This is largely attributed to the low-skilled nature of farm work, which is often physically demanding,...
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Freedom of Association and Collectivity in Australia
I.IntroductionThe freedom of workers to act collectively in defending and furthering their social, political and economic interests is an internationally recognised human right. Serving to counter the inherent power imbalance between worker and employer,...
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Accessorial Liability in Australian and in New Zealand Workplace Laws
I.IntroductionIn Australia, the open access to accessorial liability provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) has been extremely useful in recovering compensation from parties involved in underpayment and other contraventions. This remedial...
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