Comparing retail union strategy in a neoliberal context

Bailey, Janis, Byford, Iona , Lynch, Samantha , Parker, Jane, Price, Robin A., & Pyman, Amanda (2012) Comparing retail union strategy in a neoliberal context. In 16th International Labour and Employment Relations Association World Congress 2012 : Beyond Borders: Governance of Work in a Global Economy, 2-5 July 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Amongst the most vulnerable workers in a neoliberal world are retail employees. In many countries these low paid workers comprise around 10 per cent of the workforce. The retail labour market is highly feminised, in some countries quite youthful and often part time or in various forms of precarious employment. The industry and its unions have however rarely been studied by academics. A three-country research team (United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand) is investigating retail union strategy across these Anglophone countries in order to determine how, and how effectively, unions are contributing to workplace justice for retail workers.

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ID Code: 54146
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Retail Unions, Industrial Relations
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2012 00:48
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 04:11

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