Work and employment relations : an era of change /Publication details: Sydney, N.S.W. Federation Press 2011 Description: xxxii, 224 p. : ill., 1 port. ; 24 cmISBN: 1862878501; ; 9781862878501Subject(s): Industrial Relations History | Employment History | Labour Laws And Legislation | Labour Productivity | Wages Minimum Wage | Trade Unions
"Essays in honour of Russell Lansbury" Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction to Employment Relations: A New Agenda -- Legislated Standards: The Australian Approach -- The Distinctiveness of Modern Awards -- Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining -- Employers in Australia in 2011: New Roles and Relations in the Workplace? -- Paid Parental Leave Policy and Employer Response -- Skills and Skill Formation in Australian Workplaces, Beyond the War for Talent? -- New Work Practices, Participation and Organisational Performance: Prospects for High Performance Work Systems in Australia -- Approaches to Gender-Based Undervaluation in Australian Industrial Tribunals: Lessons from Recent Childcare Cases -- Productivity and Labour: Four Paradoxes and their Implications for Policy -- Still the Exception? Australian Employment Relations in Comparative Perspective -- Giving Employees a Voice in the Workplace: A Comparative Historical Perspective -- How Do We Make Minimum Wages Effective? -- How Do We Make Minimum Wages Effective? -- The 'Rise and Stumble' of Flexicurity: Lessons for the European Union and Australia.
With significant regulatory, social and economic change occurring in Australia and in other countries, a new agenda for employment relations is needed. Many features of work and employment relations have undergone significant changes over the past two decades. These changes have taken place in the context of lowered trade barriers, intense global competition and deregulation of financial markets. The scholarly essays in this book deal with many of the employment relations issues arising from these developments and consider the policy implications arising from them.