This chapter examines workplace non-union cooperation at Suncorp Group in Australia, especially the notion of partnership in this context. For this purpose, we define workplace partnership as ‘labour-management cooperation for mutual gains’ following Ackers and Payne (1998: 279-301). Th e social partnership model operates at the workplace level in diff erent ways within diff erent national contexts (Badigannavar and Kelly 2005 ; Guest and Peccei 2001). Common to these workplace arrangements is the provision of information to and consultation with employees and/or their representatives during decision-making processes and the mutually benefi cial outcomes in relation to trust, industrial relations (IR) climate and economic benefi ts (see also Badigannavar and Kelly 2005; Holland et al. 2012; Townsend et al. 2014).
|Title of host publication||Developing Positive Employment Relations: International Experiences of Labour Management Partnership|
|Editors||Stewart Johnstone, Adrian Wilkinson|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|