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Additional Forms of Employee Representation in Australia

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    Additional forms of employee representation (AFER) may be defined as any representative mechanism which exists alongside or instead of trade unions, which historically have been the most common form of employee representation in Australia. Little is known about how AFER are composed, their independence from managerial influence, the 'representativeness' of such bodies, and their accountability. In addition, little has been documented about the impact of such structures on either the managerial objective of securing consent to organisational change or the employee objective of influencing managerial decisions. This paper attempts to address these issues by examining AFER structures in Australia.

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    Paper provided by School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia in its series Economics Working Papers with number wp01-11.

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    Length: 24 pages
    Date of creation: 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:uow:depec1:wp01-11

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    Keywords: employee representation; Australia;

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    1. Paul J. Gollan & Richard Pickersgill & Gabrielle Sullivan, 1996. "Future of work: long term development in the restructuring of Australia industrial relations," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 5028, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    2. Towers, Brian, 1997. "The Representation Gap: Change and Reform in the British and American Workplace," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198289463, October.
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