2001), 'Financial Services Industry Case Study', in ACIRRT
(1998: 150) suggests that workplace reorganisation and work changes go hand in hand with corporate downsizing.
2001), The Three Logics of Skill, Working Paper no 66, ACIRRT
1990a), 'New Industrial Relations Procedures and Work Reform in Australian Shipping 1982-1990', ACIRRT
Working Paper No.
Starting in the mid-1970s important changes have included an increased level of unemployment and a lessening of job security, growing inequity in income distribution, and changes within workplaces including an increase in irregular (flexible) working arrangements, work intensification and changes to workplace bargaining arrangements (see ACIRRT
Changing patterns of union membership and non-membership during the 1990s have been mapped by ACIRRT
researchers using unpublished ABS data in the development of a new database commissioned by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).
However, most available studies suggest that both the incidence and the volume of unpaid overtime are substantial and that both have increased markedly since the early 1980s (Dawkins and Simpson, 1993; Wooden et al, 1994; Heiler, 1998; ACIRRT
, 1998; Burgess, 1998; Campbell and Brosnan, 1999: 380-382; Campbell, 2001: 12-16).
Table 1: Mechanisms for Regulating Wages in 1996 Form of regulation % of employees Awards only 35-40 Awards and Registered Enterprise Agreements 30-40 Enterprise Agreements only 5-10 Individual arrangements 30-35 Source: ACIRRT
, 1999, p.
In the realm of economic and labour market policy neo-liberal precepts have become increasingly influential (Pusey 1991, 2004; ACIRRT
2004b), 'Lockout Law in Australia: Into the Mainstream', ACIRRT
working paper 95, University of Sydney.
1996), Productivity of Mature and Older Workers: Employer's Attitudes and Experiences, ACIRRT
[Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training] (2001), ADAM Report, No 28, March, University of Sydney.