Weipa and the wharves: Australian strike law

Floyd, Louise (1999) Weipa and the wharves: Australian strike law. University of Tasmanian Law Review, 18 (1). pp. 65-125.

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[Extract] Throughout much of 1998, the attention of most Australians was focused on the national strike on Australia's waterfront. At the heart of the dispute were two conflicting 'rights': the right of workers to belong to a union and the right of employers to restructure their businesses as they see fit (probably with a view to de-unionising their work force). The waterfront dispute was not the first time this conflict had arisen. The Weipa dispute of 1995, in which the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) took strike action against the mining 'giant', Comalco/CRA, was another national strike to which this issue was central.

Item ID: 17827
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0082-2108
Keywords: industrial law, labor law
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2012 01:21
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180118 Labour Law @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940599 Work and Institutional Development not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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