Individualisation and Resistance at the Coal Face

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Title Individualisation and Resistance at the Coal Face
Author Peetz, David Robert; Murray, Georgina
Journal Name Just Labour: a Canadian journal of work and society
Editor Gil Levine
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Canada
Publisher York University, Centre for Research on Work and Society
Abstract This paper examines the implementation of a model of systematic individualisation of the employment relationship by a large multinational corporation in Australia, operating with the support of a pro-corporate state, and the nature and effects of resistance. Principally through interviews with affected workers, we show how the symbolic and the real effects of employment practices, relational practices and informational practices were all aimed at removing freedom of association and replacing it with uncontested, union-free managerial control. We consider how workers and their families were affected by these strategies and how they and their union responded.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.justlabour.yorku.ca/index.php?page=toc&volume=67
Copyright Statement Copyright 2005 Just Labour. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 6&7
Page from 55
Page to 71
ISSN 1705-1436
Date Accessioned 2006-02-22
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Australian Government and Politics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/4560
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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