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- Postmodernity Haunts Labor's Workplace Policy
- Work to Regulation?
- According to Professor John Lund, union density in the United States has continued an overall fifty-year decline, from a high-water mark of nearly 35% in the mid-1950s to approximately 12% today; what is arresting an even steeper decline is public sector density, but even that too is starting to moderate.
- Having just visited the United States, Troy Sarina argues that the ramifications of pursuing an individual system of regulating work were clearly visible.
- Greg Mallory mounts a powerful argument for the adoption of social responsibility as a trade union role.
- Leading US Human Resource Management expert Professor Tom Kochan argues that to meet contemporary and future workplace challenges, HRM professionals will need to redefine their role and professional identity to advocate and support a better balance between employer and employee interests at work.
- Kim Beazley promises action on Unfair Dismissals as part of Labor's response to Howard's WorkChoices legislation. (Laffer Lecture 2006)
- Mark Hearn and Grant Michelson argue that Labor should take a bolder approach
- See the photo gallery of the 14th Kingsley Laffer Lecture
- Substance matters: George Megalogenis's The Longest Decade should be required reading for Kevin Rudd, not least for inspiration about reforming Labor's industrial relations policy.
- Distinguished University of Sydney academic and labour lawyer Ron McCallum argues that the Howard Government's proposed workplace relations reforms will lead to the corporatisation of Australian labour law to the detriment of Australian 'industrial citizens'.(Laffer Lecture 2005)
- Secretary of the Australian Employee Ownership Association, Klaas Woldring highlights the importance of employee ownership in the IR context and current reform debate.
- In November 2004, the Business and Labour History Group in the School of Business, University of Sydney convened a conference to promote business history research and to foster critical analysis of management strategy, leadership and discourse.
- Maddox argues that politicians, and notably Prime Minister John Howard, seek to mobilise and manipulate Australia's ‘Christian' electorate.
- As Labor hints that it is about to reverse its long-standing resistance to individual work contracts, federal Labor MP Lindsay Tanner rejects calls for the ALP to follow the Howard Government's pro-business embrace of labour market deregulation.
Macintyre on Labor's emergence in national politics
to Listen to Workers and Unions: Chris Wright responds to the views expressed
by Robert McClelland
- According to Federal Workplace Relations
Shadow Minister Robert McClelland, Labor should welcome small business
participation in its conferences and other structures.
- Australian Workers
Union National Secretary Bill Shorten outlines a series of proposals to
promote greater workplace security and equity
the New Zealand Waterfront
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