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  • 1
    Book
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    2020
    ISBN: 0367720132  ISBN: 1760295523  ISBN: 9781760295523  ISBN: 9780367720131 
    Language: English
    Description: Superannuation was once a privilege granted only to company head office staff and career public servants. Now in Australia nearly all workers have access to employer-contributed superannuation, and it is a fundamental pillar of Australia's retirement income system. Workers' Capital tells the story of the Australian superannuation revolution led by trade unions in the 1980s. After a series of hard-fought industrial campaigns, an enormous financial industry was created, involving hundreds of thousands of employers and covering millions of fund members. From having one of the worst retirement savings systems in the developed world, in three decades Australia had one of the best. Now the funds held in Australian superannuation accounts exceed the entire market capitalisation of all the companies on the Australian Stock Exchange. Drawing on interviews with the key players and extensive archival research, Workers' Capital is the first systematic history of the unique Australian system of industry superannuation. 'Startling and informative-I thought I knew a lot about the industry superannuation phenomenon, but this one took me by surprise. For a topic so important, a real page-turner.' Gerard Noonan, Chair of Media Super, former editor of Australian Financial Review Foreword Introduction 1. A lop-sided welfarism 2. Early stirrings 3. The push for universal superannuation 4. Campaigning for award super 5. Legislating universal super 6. The industry funds movement 7. The new mutuals 8. Modern times 9. Looking backwards and forwards Conclusion Bibliography Dr Bernard Mees is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management and the Centre for People, Organisations and Work (CPOW) at RMIT University, and a former financial services and employee benefits professional. Cathy Brigden is an Associate Professor in the School of Management and CPOW at RMIT University, and is an industrial relations academic and labour historian.
    Subject(s): Pensions ; Old age pensions-Australia-Finance ; Social security-Australia
    ISBN: 0367720132
    ISBN: 1760295523
    ISBN: 9781760295523
    ISBN: 9780367720131
    Source: Ebook Central - Academic Complete
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  • 2
    Language: English
    In: Journal of industrial relations, 2012-04, Vol.54 (2), p.238-255
    ISSN: 0022-1856
    E-ISSN: 1472-9296
    Source: Alma/SFX Local Collection
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  • 3
    Language: English
    In: Contemporary British history, 2019-10-02, Vol.33 (4), p.507-523
    Description: Encouraged by Communist parties and left-wing trade unions, radical, or working-class, theatre groups of the twentieth century were crucial in the development of a long-lasting left-wing cultural activist impulse in a number of nations. The branches of the Unity Theatre in UK and the New Theatre in Australia had a highly conscious democratic and explicit working class orientation, and presented various combinations of mainstream and radical dramatic genres and plays. Drawing on oral histories and archival research, this chapter explores the politics of popular culture by focusing on the degrees of mobility of ideas, dramatic texts and people and politics between the two theatres. The emergent mobility patterns across these elements demonstrated the effect of 'tyranny of distance' to invoke Blainey's phrase1 and the sociocultural mores of 'Empire' on those transnational flows. Whether it was the mobility of ideas, texts or people, a more complex picture emerged than simple exchange or reciprocal influence. Informing our discussion is the mobility studies literature, following the 'mobility turn' in the social sciences. A number of concepts within mobility studies provide a lens for analysing the movement of ideas, scripts and people between Unity and the New Theatre.
    Subject(s): Mobility ; New Theatre ; Australia ; Unity Theatre ; popular culture
    ISSN: 1361-9462
    E-ISSN: 1743-7997
    Source: Taylor & Francis:Master (3349 titles)
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  • 4
    Article
    Article
    2012
    ISSN: 0022-1856 
    Language: English
    In: Journal of industrial relations, 2012-06, Vol.54 (3), p.361-376
    Description: In 2011, Australian unions successfully extended collective bargaining in some quarters while, in others, they engaged in lengthy industrial campaigns. At the heart of a number of these campaigns lay the issue of job security and controls over staffing. The challenge to managerial prerogative prompted some unforeseen actions, including lockouts, by employers, the most dramatic example being seen at Qantas. Unexpectedly, this also included an employer preference for arbitration not previously seen under the Fair Work Act 2009. Union activity to increase union density remained a challenge, with the Australian Council of Trade Unions shifting to a campaigning focus in an attempt to identify salient issues confronting members. Relations with the federal government were overall fairly positive, in particular, with some advances made in the area of occupational health and safety. This was in contrast to relations with a number of state governments as a result of their bargaining tactics and strategies.
    Subject(s): Mining ; Australian Council of Trade Unions ; Industrial relations ; Aviation ; Trade unions ; Industrial arbitration ; Enterprise bargaining ; Ports ; Occupational health ; Qantas Airways ; Australia: Industry policy ; Australia. Fair Work Act 2009
    ISSN: 0022-1856
    E-ISSN: 1472-9296
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  • 5
    Language: English
    In: Labour history (Canberra), 2013-05 (104), p.49-64
    Description: The contribution of honorary officials has often been overlooked in studies of trade union leadership. Informed by developments in leadership research, in particular analysis of women's trade union leadership, this paper explores labour women's leadership in the Female Confectioners Union, a women's union. Using a group biography approach, the rank-and-file women activists who held the critical honorary positions are traced over the history of the union. Issues explored include the making of the women leaders and the nature of the women's leadership style. What emerges is the adoption of administrative conservatorship as the prevailing leadership style rather than transformational leadership, as the women's leadership literature would suggest.
    Subject(s): Labor union leadership ; Shop stewards ; Gender roles ; Labor union representation ; LABOUR WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP ; Labor unions ; Committees ; Confectionery ; Labor history ; Workplaces ; Ivy ; Women ; Political activity ; Labor leaders ; Employment ; Leadership in women ; Biography ; Confectioners ; Leadership ; Demographic aspects ; Analysis ; Officials and employees ; Leadership styles ; Australia
    ISSN: 0023-6942
    E-ISSN: 0023-6942
    Source: JSTOR Arts & Sciences V
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  • 6
    Article
    Article
    2011
    ISSN: 0022-1856 
    Language: English
    In: Journal of industrial relations, 2011-06, Vol.53 (3), p.368-382
    Description: An increase in both union members and density, together with the re-election of a Labor government, albeit a minority one, were positive developments for Australian trade unions in 2010. Anticipated changes to the leadership of the Australian Council of Trade Unions occurred with the departure of Sharan Burrow and Ged Kearney assuming the presidency. The Fair Work Act 2009 began to be bedded down with modern awards taking effect from 1 January. Despite the efforts of the federal opposition, the shadow of Work Choices affected the federal election campaign. Unions experienced difficult relationships with state governments across the political spectrum. Asbestos continued to be one of the primary workplace safety issues, while fatalities on the waterfront and the 40th anniversary of the Westgate Bridge disaster served as reminders of the importance of adequate regulatory standards.
    Subject(s): Australia. Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005 ; Australian Council of Trade Unions ; Trade unions ; Enterprise bargaining ; Occupational health ; Safety ; Employment law ; Strikes ; Australia. Fair Work Act 2009
    ISSN: 0022-1856
    E-ISSN: 1472-9296
    Source: Alma/SFX Local Collection
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  • 7
    Language: English
    In: Labor studies journal, 2011-06, Vol.36 (2), p.245-268
    Description: Debates about women’s participation, representation, and leadership in trade unions frequently focus on the role of separate organizing. This article examines the historical use of separate organizing by women and its effect in an Australian state peak union, the Victorian Trades Hall Council (THC). Adoption of different forms of separate organizing in the 1910s, in particular autonomous organizing through women-only unions, transformed the gender profile of the THC. A subsequent shift in union strategy to support for industrial unionism led to union amalgamations, which saw the absorption of most of the women’s unions by the 1920s. The key issue is the degree to which this separate organizing campaign had an ongoing influence through the interwar years. In particular, the article looks at the experiences of the 1910s generation of women activists, the impact of amalgamation for the women’s THC profile, the community they formed, and some of the issues they debated in the THC. The 1920s and 1930s saw a steady decline in women’s representation and fading influence in the THC, as a result of a lack of sustained support for separate organizing by the THC and contradictory attitudes among its affiliates.
    Subject(s): Feminism ; Labor movement ; Social aspects ; Australia ; Labor unions ; Analysis
    ISSN: 0160-449X
    E-ISSN: 1538-9758
    Source: Business Source Ultimate
    Source: Hellenic Academic Libraries Link
    Source: HeinOnline Law Journal Library
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  • 8
    Language: English
    In: Media international Australia incorporating Culture & policy, 2017-05, Vol.163 (1), p.151-162
    Description: The pervasiveness of gender inequality in the media and entertainment industry has become an issue of growing public interest, debate and agitation. Whether it is the gender pay gap, the ongoing presence of the casting couch, the absence of women film directors, the experiences for women and men are strikingly different. Drawing on the findings of a case study of how performers manage care and precarious paid work in film, television and theatre production in Australia, this article provides a context in which work and care regimes can be analysed. Individualised negotiations with agents and producers are buttressed by individualised arrangements with family and extended networks to accommodate complex and changing needs. Despite high unionisation among performers, the key finding is that the overwhelming tendency was to deal with issues individually or as a couple, without reference to the union or through collective avenues.
    Subject(s): Methodology ; Employment ; Collective labor agreements ; Vocational guidance ; Entertainers ; Interviewing ; Sex discrimination against women ; Performing arts
    ISSN: 1329-878X
    E-ISSN: 2200-467X
    Source: SAGE Complete A-Z List
    Source: Alma/SFX Local Collection
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  • 9
    Article
    Article
    2010
    ISSN: 0022-1856 
    Language: English
    In: Journal of industrial relations, 2010-06, Vol.52 (3), p.321-334
    Description: With the global financial crisis posing an ongoing threat to job security, more positive experiences of trade unions were often overshadowed in 2009. The passage and commencement of the Fair Work Act finally brought Work Choices to an end, or so it seemed until leadership change in the federal Liberal Party revived debate over individual contracts at the end of the year. The still difficult relationship between the unions and the Rudd federal government was in evidence throughout the year, and was underlined at the ACTU Congress. The return of Telstra and the major banks to the bargaining table with unions demonstrated a significant shift in the collective bargaining and industrial relations landscape in 2009. Occupational health and safety issues confronting unions included further developments concerning James Hardie and asbestos, workplace fatalities in the Pilbara and harmonization of occupational health and safety laws.
    Subject(s): Australian Council of Trade Unions ; Trade unions ; Enterprise bargaining ; Occupational health ; Safety ; Employment law ; Australia. Fair Work Act 2009
    ISSN: 0022-1856
    E-ISSN: 1472-9296
    Source: Alma/SFX Local Collection
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  • 10
    Language: English
    In: Economic and industrial democracy, 2015-05, Vol.36 (2), p.239-257
    Description: In the past two decades, trade unions have sought to counter membership decline, initially through a focus on organizing. More recently the union renewal project has prompted a re-examination of whether unions can use different types of inter-union collaboration to build power for workers and the movement. This article examines two examples of such inter-union collaboration, the Transport Unions Federation and the Australian Workers’ Union–Maritime Union of Australia Offshore Alliance. The development of these organizational relationships is important to the trade union movement in Australia and internationally as examples of new forms of external solidarity.
    ISSN: 0143-831X
    E-ISSN: 1461-7099
    Source: Alma/SFX Local Collection
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