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Essential Service Unionism and the New Police Industrial Relations

Fleming, Jenny; Peetz, David

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We examined how an Australian police union boasting more than 99 percent density has resisted the trend of decline. The union historically eschewed arbitration and instead used political connections to achieve goals. The environment radically changed with a major corruption report and the introduction of new managerialist techniques. The union reconfigured relationships with management and government but still made use of political action to secure instrumental gains. It has structures and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83805
Source: Journal of Collective Negotiations
DOI: 10.2190/1NYH-5QQQ-5FFR-VYEA

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