Collective bargaining in the agricultural sector

William van Caenegem, Madeline Taylor, Jen Cleary, Brenda Marshall

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This study provides the first comprehensive analysis of collective bargaining in Australian agriculture since the enactment of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). It identifies economic, socio-cultural and legal factors that affect uptake in various product sectors. It also assesses the potential socio-economic benefits of collective bargaining, and the various organisational structures, including agricultural co-operatives, that could support it more effectively in Australia. The study focuses on ways to increase the fraction of the supply chain surplus retained by farmers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBarton, ACT
PublisherRural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)
Commissioning bodyDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Number of pages119
ISBN (Print)9781742548012
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes


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