The Interaction between Agreement Making and EEO Programs in Australian Retailing

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Title The Interaction between Agreement Making and EEO Programs in Australian Retailing
Author Burgess, John; Strachan, Glenda Jean; Sullivan, Anne
Journal Name International Journal of Employment Studies
Editor Dennis Mortimer, Gregory Teal, Jens Lind, Geoff White: Guest Editor Robin Price
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Kingswood, NSW
Publisher Group Researching Organisations, Work, Employment and Skills (GROWES), University of Sydney
Abstract Retailing is the largest sector of women's employment in Australia, has a high density of contingent employment arrangements, is relatively low paid and has limited career path opportunities. This article examines the intersection equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies and industrial agreements in large retailing organisations. The analysis is based on the content of agreements and the EEO reports for major Australian retailing organisations. Are formal industrial agreements and company EEO programs addressing issues that can improve the employment conditions and prospects for women workers? To what extent are EEO programs and agreement making in large retailing organisations being formally translated into agreements? The article concludes that the shift to workplace bargaining has not resulted in major departures from the industry wide award or many policies that address issues pertinent to women workers in the retail industry.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=299934345556411;res=E-LIBRARY
Volume 13
Issue Number 1
Page from 1
Page to 25
ISSN 1039-6993
Date Accessioned 2006-02-23
Date Available 2009-10-14T22:13:15Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Industrial Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/4571
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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