The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency: Equity for Women Under an Individualised Employment System
Strachan, Glenda & French, Erica L. (2008) The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency: Equity for Women Under an Individualised Employment System. In Michelson, Grant, Jamieson, Suzanne, & Burgess, John (Eds.) New employment actors : developments from Australia. Peter Lang, Bern, pp. 109-131.
The Workplace Relations Amendment (WorkChoices) Act 2005 has profoundly changes the industrial relations landscape in Australia and researchers have expressed deep concern about increased inequality. The reduction in minimum protections, increased local workplace and individual bargaining and extremely limited protection against unfair dismissal means that women workers, particularly those in low paid jobs, face the prospect of greater job insecurity, greater likelihood of pay inequity and more varied working conditions across the labour force. We contend that the new legislation displays a lack of gender consciousness with no recognition of systemic discrimination anf the resultant inequality of women at work.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Additional Information:||For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.|
|Keywords:||Equality, Equal Opportunity, Women, Workplace, Industrial Relations|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Peter Lang|
|Deposited On:||14 Oct 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:43|
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