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Immigrant Workers and Enterprise Bargaining in Australia
journal contributionposted on 2017-06-08, 07:13 authored by Griffin, Gerard, Testi, Jonathon
This paper analyses the implications for immigrant workers in Australia of the move away from the traditional, centralised, arbitral system of industrial relations towards a workplace-based, collective bargaining system. It presents a 'best practice' case study that highlights difficulties encountered in informing and incorporating immigrant workers into the enterprise bargaining processes. The case study also demonstrates that, while many agreement outcomes may not adversely affect these employees, the implementation of other agreement based workplace changes may present problems for immigrant workers.