• Summary
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The field of employment and industrial relations is undergoing dramatic changes in the developed world; whilst developing economies are also experiencing their own shifts in practice and policy.

The chapters in this collection provide detailed and up-to-date analyses of industrial relations developments in four contrasting economies: Australia, the United Kingdom, China and Vietnam. Readers are invited to make a comparative study of these very different regions and regimes.

Chapters are contributed by leading authorities in employment and industrial relations and make the complex detail of new industrial relations laws easy to understand.

This book is designed for students and scholars of employment and industrial relations, and provides an excellent reference for practitioners and students of labour economics and international and comparative human resource management.

Employer Matters in 2005
Employer matters in 2005
BruceHearnMackinnon, Deakin University, Australia
Introduction

Previous reviews of employer matters have attempted to cover employer roles in important industrial disputes as well as in crucial AIRC hearings. Where possible, an attempt has been made to scan different industrial sectors and regions of the country in order to gain insights into the important position played by major employers as well by the major employer organizations. For this year's review, however, a more focused approach has been adopted. While some general commentary is included, the bulk of this review will focus on the role of a number of key employer organizations in both lobbying the Federal government to radically re-shape Australia's industrial relations regulatory regime, and in helping the government to sell ...

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