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Antipodean Aspirations and the Difficulties of Regulating for Decent Work Now and Then

Nolan, Melanie


Currently, the NZCTU is waging a number of campaigns for decent work. There is a view that the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration (IC and A) Act, instituted in 1894, achieved decent work before the 1991 Employment Contracts Act deregulated workplaces and industrial relations. In this paper, I give a more nuanced overview of the IC and A Act’s implementation, questioning the extent to which most workers in New Zealand were regulated before 1936, and indicating the ways in which universal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations


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