Unmet Demand for Union Membership in Australia

Pyman, Amanda and Teicher, Julian and Cooper, Brian, K and Holland, Peter (2009) Unmet Demand for Union Membership in Australia. Journal of Industrial Relations, 51 (1). pp. 5-24. ISSN 0022-1856. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Unmet demand for union membership is defined as employees in non-union workplaces who would join a union if given the opportunity. Unmet demand is a significant issue for Australian unions as union density continues to decline and the current legislative environment remains hostile. T. his article gauges the contours of unmet demand for union membership in Australia, drawing oil responses to the Australian Worker Representation and Participation Survey (AWRPS 2004). It finds a significant level of unmet demand for union membership in Australia. Unmet demand varies according to work-place and employee characteristics and is highest among low income earners, younger workers, workers with Shorter organizational tenure and workers in routinized occupations. The practical implications of our Findings ire discussed in relation to,union renewal and the legislative environment prevailing in 2008.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: unmet demand; representation gap; union membership; union renewal; union straregy
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Rebecca Stevenson
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2009 11:41
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 09:56
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23531 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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