Collective bargaining

Collective agreements
Collective bargaining agreements
Collective employment agreements
Collective labour agreements

Working paper

Realizing the opportunities of the platform economy through freedom of association and collective bargaining

This study provides empirical evidence from different regions of the world to identify avenues for platform economy workers to access freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Social Dialogue Report 2022: collective bargaining for an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery

This report examines the role of collective bargaining in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employment and earnings, helping to cushion inequality, while reinforcing the resilience of enterprises and labour markets. The report considers the contribution of collective bargaining to a human-centred recovery.
Briefing paper

Collective bargaining “reform”: What does business want? And what would actually fix the system?

This paper compiles the various proposals advanced by employers, and shows that together, they would constitute a thorough reorientation of Australia's collective bargaining system.
Briefing paper

Union organising and labour market rules: two sides of the same coin

This study documents the correlation between workers' rights and union organising - and shows they are two sides of the same coin. The correlation between workers' rights and the success of unions suggests that unions in Australia will need to continue their campaign to "Change...
Journal article

Normalize negotiation: learning to negotiate salaries and improve compensation outcomes to transform library culture

This article explores academic librarians’ experiences with compensation negotiation, using a combination of survey and interview data.

New Zealand’s screen industry: great work, great workers

The Film Industry Working Group was set up at the beginning of this year with representation from across the screen industry, Business New Zealand and the Council of Trade Unions. This report provides recommendations on restoring collective bargaining rights to film production workers.

Working time developments in the 21st century: work duration and its regulation in the EU

This report examines the main trends and milestones characterising the evolution of the most important aspects of collectively agreed working time in the European Union during the first decade of the 21st century. Drawing primarily on information collected by Eurofound across all EU Member States...

The International Labour Organisation's core labour standards and the Workplace Relations Act 1996

This paper outlines the ILO’s concerns and examines future prospects, including by assessing relevant Australian Labor Party (ALP) and Australian Greens’ policy commitments.

AWAs, collective agreements and earnings: beneath the aggregate data

In introducing the ‘WorkChoices’ reforms, the federal government argued that they would encourage increased wages, particularly through Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs). Using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Employee Earnings and Hours (EEH) Survey for May 2006 (released March 2007), this report...