Unions in a Contrary World: The Future of the Australian Trade Union Movement

Unions in a Contrary World: The Future of the Australian Trade Union Movement

by David Peetz
     
 

ISBN-10: 052163055X

ISBN-13: 9780521630559

Pub. Date: 12/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Australia once had extremely high levels of trade union participation yet since the 1970s the number of union members has been falling dramatically. This book gives the clearest picture vet of why people do or do not belong to unions and, in a sophisticated way, examines the reasons for union decline. Uniquely, it considers both macro and micro levels, looking at the

Overview

Australia once had extremely high levels of trade union participation yet since the 1970s the number of union members has been falling dramatically. This book gives the clearest picture vet of why people do or do not belong to unions and, in a sophisticated way, examines the reasons for union decline. Uniquely, it considers both macro and micro levels, looking at the structure of the economy and the labor market, the ideological dispositions people have toward unionism, the role of the state and the political and industrial strategies of unions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521630559
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
Reshaping Australian Institutions Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Patterns and issues in union decline; 2. Joining and leaving; 3. Sympathy for unions; 4. Structural change in the labour market; 5. The institutional break in union membership; 6. Within the workplace; 7. The Accord and the post-Accord industrial relations order; 8. The future for Australian unions; Appendices.

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