Compounding vulnerability: Young workers' employment concerns and the anticipated impact of the WorkChoices Act.

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Title Compounding vulnerability: Young workers' employment concerns and the anticipated impact of the WorkChoices Act.
Author McDonald, Paula; Bailey, Janis Mary; Oliver, Damian John; Pini, Barbara
Journal Name Australian Bulletin of Labour
Editor Keith Hancock
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Australia
Publisher National Institute of Labour Studies
Abstract This paper draws on quantitative data from the Young Workers Advisory Service (YWAS), an organisation that provides information, advice, and advocacy to young workers across Queensland. Since its inception in 2002 YWAS has recorded 4, 769 inquiries from young people up to the age of 25, the most frequent being (i) dismissal/redundancy; (ii) problems with pay/remuneration; (iii) issues with employment conditions (e.g., working hours, AWAs, award conditions); and (iv) workplace bullying. Further cross-tabs and qui-square analysis of these categories reveals different types of youth (by gender, age, occupation, job status and industry) who are most vulnerable. In examining the findings, particular attention is drawn to the recent regulatory change in Australia's labour market as manifest in the 2005 WorkChoices legislation. It is argued that the youth are vulnerable in employment, and that this vulnerability will only be aggravated in a deregulated employment environment.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Australian+Bulletin+of+Labour-p2332
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Australian Bulletin of Labour. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 33
Issue Number 1
Page from 60
Page to 88
ISSN 0311-6336
Date Accessioned 2008-03-05
Date Available 2009-04-30T06:32:51Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Industrial Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18465
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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