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An alternative Job Compact for workers who are about to lose their jobs. /

by Campbell, Debora | Rimmer, Malcolm.

Publisher: 1994Description: p. 19-35 (vol.2).Notes: Rec. no. for book: 301052 indexed paperSummary: Argues for a closer look at the way retrenchments are conducted so that they can be negotiated with a view to subsequent employment. Sees retrenchment becoming part of the enterprise agreement system so that they can be customised to the peculiarities of individual work places.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dispositional change for a new work habitus : is that all it takes for retrenched textile workers? /

by Keating, Maree | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 13-14 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Changes in the Australian economy brought about by the 'Global Financial Crisis' saw tangible effects in early 2009 with another downturn in the manufacturing sector in Victoria and New South Wales. The well publicised retrenchment in March 2009 of 1,850 employees from Pacific Brands, became a story which provoked much public response. In the years leading up to 2009, however, retrenchment had affected thousands of workers in large, iconic companies such as Blundstones in Hobart and Yakka in Albury/Wodonga. This paper discusses the dispositional changes undergone by those retrenched workers who stayed in the labour market, and the circumstances under which 'desirable' personal adaptations resulted in advantages for them. The current emphasis placed by training and employment policy on the individual's acquisition of 'employability' attributes, qualities and orientation fails to recognise the ways in which constructions of work within particular occupations and industries generate conditions which advantage or disadvantage individuals and in which particular dispositions might thrive.Availability: (1)

Embracing cultural diversity : examples of good practice in VET.

by Bedson, Lois | Equity Research Centre.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Equity Research Centre 2004Description: 16 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: December 2004 "Report to the Office of Training & [and] Tertiary Education" -- cover. "This document presents examples of good practice in achieving equity and diversity objectives for people from non-English speaking backgrounds" -- cover.Summary: This document presents a range of examples of good practice in achieving equity and diversity objectives for people from a non-English speaking background in the Victorian VET sector. The document presents examples from four different VET areas: ESL and access programs, vocational training programs, a TAFE run State Government funded retraining program for retrenched workers, and community partnerships and outreach.Availability: (1)

Extension amidst retrenchment : gender and welfare state restructuring in Australia and Sweden. /

by Shaver, Sheila | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1998Description: 44 p. ; 21 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 1998 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Inequality and prosperity : social Europe vs. liberal America. /

by Pontusson, Jonas.

Publisher: Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press 2005Description: xiv, 242 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Labour market transitions in Australia : employment, flexibility and security in a liberal welfare regime. /

by Ziguras, Stephen J | Stricker, Peter.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented to the TLM.NET Conference `Quality in labour market transitions : a European challenge', Amsterdam, 25-26 November 2004. 2004Description: 25 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Microeconomic reform and displaced workers : an introduction. /

by Borland, Jeff.

In: Microeconomic reform and productivity growthPublisher: 1998Description: p. 365-399.Availability: No items available

Older Australians : a working future? : the ageing population and work in the 21st century

by Sheen, Veronica | Council on the Ageing (Australia) | Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Committee for Economic Development of Australia and Council on the Ageing (Australia) 2000Description: 31 p. : ill.Notes: "..paper by Veronica Sheen" p. 2 Special issue --cover Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Perceptions of job security in Australia . /

by Borland, Jeff | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2002Description: 45 p. + appendices.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Red alert suburbs : an employment vulnerability index for Australia's major urban regions /

by Baum, Scott | Mitchell, William.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: (1)

Retrenchment : a project for workers from the passenger motor vehicle and textile, clothing and footwear industries : August 1992. /

by Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau.

Publisher: Springvale, Vic. Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau 1992Description: 84 p.Notes: Funded through the Department of Education, Employment and Training -- front cover. 5 Osborne Avenue Springvale VIC 3171 546 5255 - front cover. Cover title.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The added worker effect and the discouraged worker effect for married women in Australia. /

by Gong, Xiaodong | Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Treasury 2010Description: 37 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: )Summary: This paper investigates both the added worker effect (the labour supply responses of women to their partners job losses) and the discouraged worker effect (workers withdrawing from the labour market because of failed searches) for married women in Australia, with the emphasis on the former. We focus on the partners' involuntary job loss experiences, and analyse women's labour market activities in the periods before and after their partners' job loss. By estimating fixed effects labour supply equations using the first seven waves of data from the HILDA Survey, we find a significant added worker effect in terms of increased full time employment and working hours. The findings also suggest that it is harder for the female partners of males who have recently lost jobs to enter the labour market than for those already working to increase their working hours to compensate for lost income incurred by their partners' job loss. We also find the effect to be persistent in that, one year after the partners' job loss, more of those women would still like to work longer hours than they actually were. By investigating the relationship between self‑assessed job‑finding probability on job‑seekers? subsequent labour force participation, and by studying the relationship between labour force participation of all married women and the regional unemployment rate, the paper also finds a substantial discouraged worker effect. ; HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY (HILDA)Availability: (1)

The decline of employment among older people in Britain. /

by Campbell, Nigel.

Publisher: London, U.K. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics 1999Description: v, 75 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Older men have experienced the largest falls in employment over the last twenty years. Two-fifths of men aged between 55 and 65 are without work, compared to one-fifth in 1979, equivalent to 600,000 fewer jobs. Older women have not shared in the general rise of female employment. This paper analyses the Labour Force Survey and the first six waves of the British Household Panel Survey to examine why older people's employment has fallen, which groups have been most affected, and whether these trends are likely to continue. The people most likely to leave the labour market are either (a) in the bottom quartile of the wage distribution or (b) with wages in the top half but who are also members of an occupational pension scheme. Once displaced, few older people return to work. There are instead significant transitions between unemployment, long-term sickness and retirement, almost always weakening attachment to the labour market. Furthermore, falling male employment seems to be part of an ongoing trend, rather than simply affecting one unfortunate generation.Availability: (1)

Unemployment and re-employment of displaced workers : staff research paper

by Murtough, Greg | Australia. Productivity Commission | Waite, Matthew.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2000Description: xviii, 61 p. + appendices.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 2000 Summary: This study examines the incidence and adjustment experiences of workers who are displaced by economic change. Worker displacement can be the result of market based factors (such as changed technology and consumer tastes) or policy changes (such as tariff reductions and deregulation). Market based factors are responsible for most changes in the structure of Australian employment (Murtough, Pearson and Wreford 1998). Where workers are displaced by policy reforms, they may experience some of the associated adjustment costs. These include periods of nonemployment and a reduction in work hours or earnings once re-employed. These impacts can affect the net benefits of policy reforms and the distribution of the costs and benefits. Among the reasons for job separation collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), retrenchment is closest to the concept of displacement. ABS data show that, since the mid 1970s, the aggregate rate of retrenchment (number of people retrenched in a 12 month period divided by the number of people who had a job at some time over that period) has fluctuated in a counter-cyclical pattern around a relatively stable long term trend. This suggests that short run movements in retrenchments are largely driven by the business cycle. The average rate of retrenchment over the long term is around 5 per cent of people who had a job in a given 12 month period. Availability: (1)

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