Organising and delegates: An overview

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Title Organising and delegates: An overview
Author Peetz, David Robert; Pocock, Barbara
Publication Title Reworking Work AIRAANZ 05: Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand
Editor Marian Baird, Rae Cooper & Mark Westcott
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher University Publishing Service, University of Sydney
Abstract Using a survey of 2350 current workplace delegates in eight unions, we examine the workplace capacity of union delegates. Delegates like their role, but is becoming harder as more things are being asked of them. The majority are trained, but more training is required if they are to be able to manage the wider range of tasks that unions expect of them. Support for delegates provided by the union offi ce is fairly good, but weak in some areas, particularly in developing networking skills. Delegates are very reliant on their organiser. Management opposition is a problem for a minority of delegates, but it is a growing problem. Delegates have great trouble persuading fellow unionists to share the burden of union activities. Activism is increasing, but from a low base. They appreciate some of the principles of organising, but a wholehearted embrace of organising is still a long way away.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 Association of Industrial Relations Academics Australia & New Zealand (AIRAANZ). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link for access to publisher's website.
ISBN 1864876999
Conference name 19th Conference of the Associatoin of Industrial Relations Academics Australia and New Zealand
Location Sydney
Date From 2005-02-09
Date To 2005-02-11
Date Accessioned 2006-02-22
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Industrial Relations
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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