Employer Matters in 2000

Peter Sheldon, Louise Thornthwaite

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In a year of more intense industrial conflict, for some employers and their associations this meant facing vigorous union campaigns. As a result, associations concentrated more on their traditional tasks of coordinating industrial action, legal representation and political lobbying. Pressure for sympathetic legislative change continued and the ‘Work-place Relations Club’ continued to work towards institutional control on behalf of their unitarist vision. Some employers, bent on an adversarial approach to industrial relations, initiated strategies that depended more heavily on lockouts and litigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-242
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Industrial Relations
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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