Work choices : Increasing productivity, job creation and work-family balance? Not likely!

Saville, Kerrie, Hearn-Mackinnon, Bruce, Morris, Leanne and Waddell, Dianne 2008, Work choices : Increasing productivity, job creation and work-family balance? Not likely!, in AIRAANZ 2008 : Workers, corporations, and community : facing choices for a sustainable future : proceedings of the 22nd conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-10.

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Title Work choices : Increasing productivity, job creation and work-family balance? Not likely!
Author(s) Saville, Kerrie
Hearn-Mackinnon, Bruce
Morris, Leanne
Waddell, Dianne
Conference name Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. Conference (22nd : 2008 : St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 6-8 February 2008
Title of proceedings AIRAANZ 2008 : Workers, corporations, and community : facing choices for a sustainable future : proceedings of the 22nd conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand
Editor(s) Stanton, Pauline
Publication date 2008
Conference series Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference
Start page 1
End page 10
Publisher Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary The introduction of the Workplace Relations (Work Choices) Amendment Act 2005 (Cth) has resulted in one of the most contentious changes to federal labour law in Australia’s history. There is considerable debate as to whether it has fulfilled the government’s expectations of giving ‘flexibility’ and ‘choice’ to both employees and employers or if there has been an overall deterioration in working conditions. In order to identify the impact of this legislation in the workplace, Deakin University surveyed 11,000 AHRI members throughout Australia. Preliminary results are reported in the paper but, even at this early stage, there is sufficient material to critically comment upon the changes to Australia’s industrial relations system. It appears that the vast majority of AHRI members felt that there had been no change in productivity, job creation or work-family balance and that only a few expected an improvement over the next 3 years.
Notes v. 1. Refereed papers -- v. 2. Non-refereed papers and abstracts.
ISBN 9780980476606
9780980476613
Language eng
Field of Research 150306 Industrial Relations
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, AIRAANZ
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018057

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