The Economic and Labour Relations Review : ELRR

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, June

Direct Participation in Work Organization: A Survey of Recent International Developments
1. Introduction For the past decade or so, significant changes have been taking place in ways of organizing work in an increasing number of enterprises in all industrialized countries. Although the extent and the nature of the changes are not known...
Innovation in Isolation: Labor-Management Partnerships in the United States
Introduction In the United States, as in other advanced industrial countries, worker participation in management has taken on increasing importance as Fordism/Taylorism continue to be replaced by new ways of organizing work and production (Campbell,...
Introduction to Employee Participation in Work Organisation: International Developments
Management has become increasingly concerned to introduce changes in work organisation in order to increase flexibility and responsiveness to demands of the marketplace, and to improve quality and productivity. The involvement and participation of...
Reforming the Australian Workplace through Employee Participation
Introduction There has been considerable debate about workplace reforms in Australia and the importance of consultation, employee participation and industrial democracy in achieving these reforms (see Davis and Lansbury, 1996). Within the higher...
Retrenchment and Labour Market Flows in Australia
Introduction Retrenchment is a significant element of current labour restructuring in Australia. It has provoked sporadic public and policy concern, which focuses primarily on the issue of employment insecurity and the fate of the individual retrenchees...
The 1995 ACTU Congress: Recruitment and Retention
There is no question that recruitment and retention must be a top priority. If we continue to lose members at the current rate Australian unions will be at risk of losing much of our strength and influence as representatives of working people. The...
The Limits of Enterprise Autonomy: Enterprise Bargaining in the Australian Domestic Airline Industry
Introduction During the 1990s, the value of enterprise bargaining has become one of the sacred cows of Australian industrial relations. National employer groups, the ACTU, federal and state governments of different political persuasions and the...
Why Privatize Airports?
"I have come to bury Caesar, not to praise him" Introduction The debate about the pros and cons of privatization have been raging for some while, and, as is usually in debates where politics, economics and special interests all clash much heat...
Workers' Participation in Work Organisation: The Banking Industry in the United Kingdom
Work Organisation as an Issue in Labour Relations The extent of coverage by labour relations mechanisms In the voluntaristic industrial relations system of the United Kingdom the contents of collective bargaining are largely left to the parties...
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