Employment Relationships: Workers, Unions and Employers in New Zealand. New edition

Erling Rasmussen

Author: Edited by Erling Rasmussen
Format: Paperback, Ebook
Pages: 242
Published: July 2010
Availability: Out of stock/print
Specs: 22.4cm x 15.8cm
ISBN: 9781869404499

Available in Ebook

By bringing together the views of employers, unions and academics, the wholly new edition of Employment Relationships provides an unrivalled introduction to current trends and issues in New Zealand employment relations.

Ten years after the passage of the Employment Relations Act 2000 (ERA), the time was ripe for this important reassessment of the key forces shaping the nature of work in New Zealand. The new edition of Employment Relationships looks at the major issues associated with employment relations: public policy, collective bargaining, employee representation, labour market adjustments, changes in employment law and trends in employment institutions. And the book tackles key questions: Has the Employment Relations Act supported collective bargaining or allowed the expansion of individual contracts? How have unions and employers reshaped the workplace over the last decade? What does the future hold?

Employment Relationships is an excellent resource for teaching, for employment relations practitioners as well as for researchers in the field both in New Zealand and internationally. As New Zealanders debate how to move towards the elusive ‘high skill, high growth’ knowledge economy, this book looks at the key role that employment relations will play in that future.


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Professor Erling Rasmussen delivers a welcome introduction to current issues and trends in New Zealand employment relations. An excellent teaching resource – NZ Business

The hottest book of the year has been Employment Relations, by University of Auckland lecturer Dr Erling Rasmussen, released late this year. – Kevin Gautn, NZIM, Business to Business

[I]nformed and analytical fare for employers, managers and worker representatives. – Northern Advocate