This book examines countries that have tried, with varying degrees of success, to use legislative strategies to encourage and support collective bargaining, including Australia’s Fair Work Act. It is the first major study of the operation and impact of the new collective bargaining framework introduced under the Fair Work Act, combining theoretical and practical perspectives. In addition, a number of comparative pieces provide rich insights into the Australian legislation’s adaptation of concepts from overseas collective bargaining systems – including good faith bargaining, and majority employee support as the basis for establishing bargaining rights. Contributors to this volume are all leading labor law, industrial relations, and human resource management scholars from Australia, and from Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.

chapter 1|20 pages

Rediscovering Collective Bargaining

ByBreen Creighton, Anthony Forsyth

chapter 2|25 pages

Collective Bargaining and Agreement Making in Australia

Evolution of the Legislative Framework and Practice
ByPeter Gahan, Andreas Pekarek

chapter 4|22 pages

The Role of Fair Work Australia in Facilitating Collective Bargaining

ByRichard Naughton

chapter 5|24 pages

The Mechanics of Agreement Making under the Fair Work Act 2009

Promoting Good Faith Bargaining and Genuine Agreement
ByAmanda Coulthard

chapter 7|24 pages

Getting to the Table?

Fair Work, Unions and Collective Bargaining
ByRae Cooper, Bradon Ellem

chapter 8|23 pages

Industrial Conflict with Awards, Choices and Fairness

ByDavid Peetz

chapter 9|21 pages

Government as Industrial Relations Role Model

Promotion of Collective Bargaining and Workplace Cooperation by Non-Legislative Mechanisms
ByJohn Howe

chapter 11|21 pages

Recognition in Respect of Bargaining in the United Kingdom

Collective Autonomy and Political
ByAlan Bogg, Tonia Novitz

chapter 13|20 pages

After EFCA, what next for Unions?

The Future of Labour Law Reform and of Collective Bargaining in the United States
ByJohn Logan

chapter 14|23 pages

Collective Bargaining and Good Faith Obligations in New Zealand

ByPam Nuttall