This evaluation of the New Zealand Employment Relations Act 2000 assesses the developing trends and major changes in the employment relations situation in New Zealand since the act was passed. Perspectives from employers, union members, academicians, and government workers address how the new law is working and what amendments are required for better efficacy. Discussions of "good faith bargaining," changes to union structures, and new industrial issues reveal the effects of the act since it was instituted three years ago.
Author Biography: Erling Rasmussen is a senior lecturer in the department of management and employment relations at the University of Auckland. He is the author of Employment Relations in New Zealand and An Introduction to Employment Relations in New Zealand.