Better the devil you know? An analysis of employers' bargaining preferences in the Australian hotel industry

Angela Knox

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Abstract

The pursuit of regulatory reform is ongoing in Australia. To date, research has examined the purposes and outcomes associated with these regulatory reforms, while the actual preferences of employers seem to have been overlooked. This is particularly remiss given that the Government has founded much of its reform agenda, including Work Choices, on the supposed 'needs of employers'. Given this oversight, this article examines employers' bargaining preferences and experiences in a sample of Australian luxury hotels. The findings deepen our understanding of employers' regulatory preferences and subsequently challenge the rationale and direction of Government policy in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-44
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Industrial Relations
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • bargaining
  • employer preferences
  • employment regulation
  • hotel industry

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