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Eliminating traditional employment: troubleshooters available in the building and meat industries

journal contribution
posted on 1993-09-01, 00:00 authored by Elsa UnderhillElsa Underhill, D Kelly
The recent cost and competitive pressures, and concomitant legitimacy ascribed to all elements of deregulation, have encouraged employers in Australia to seek new forms of the use of labour. The Troubleshooters system has been one such new form, wherein an agency has supplied contract workers to firms, but where no apparent employment relationship exists. The implementation and outcomes of the Troubleshooters system in parts of the building and meat industries are examined to consider whether there are any particular features which enhance this form of labour use. It is concluded that the nature of product markets and production processes are salient features in choosing the Troubleshooters system. but these are not without difficulties.

History

Journal

Journal of industrial relations

Volume

35

Pagination

398-423

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0022-1856

eISSN

1472-9296

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal, C Journal article

Copyright notice

[1993, Sage Publications]

Issue

3

Publisher

Sage Publications