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Work arrangements in container stevedoring

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This study examines selected work arrangements and assesses their implications for the performance of container stevedoring workplaces. The effects on employees and users of stevedoring services are also considered, and impediments to achieving improved work arrangements are analysed. This is the first in a series of research reports requested by the Government on work arrangements in key industries. It is complemented by the Productivity Commission's report, International Benchmarking of the Australian Waterfront, which benchmarks port performance across container, bulk and break bulk trades, and cruise shipping.

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  • Productivity Commission, 2002. "Work arrangements in container stevedoring," Microeconomics 0207013, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmi:0207013 Note: Type of Document - PDF; prepared on IBM PC; to print on HP;
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    1. Anonymous, 1998. "Work Arrangements in the Australian Meat Processing Industry," Commission Research Papers 31902, Productivity Commission.
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    Keywords

    stevedoring - container stevedoring - labour market - work arrangements - employment - waterfront - ports - rostering - manning - shift work - remuneration - occupational health and safety - contracting - redundancy - recruitment - productivity - awards - workplace agreements;

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    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
    • D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design

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