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Power at Work : Rebuilding the Australian Union Movement -- Paperback: Crosby, Michael H.: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Power at Work : Rebuilding the Australian Union Movement -- Paperback
Power at Work : Rebuilding the Australian Union Movement -- Paperback
Publisher : Federation Press
Published Date : 2005/09
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781862875692

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Book Description

For the past 100 years, Australian unions have played a key role in protecting and improving the wages and working conditions of Australian employees. Now, membership is collapsing and the union movement is under unprecedented political attack. How can it rebuild itself so as to play its role in the modern deregulated, globalised world? In Power at Work, Michael Crosby documents the crisis facing the union movement and focusses on the central role of organising workplaces and industries in an evidence-based plan for renewal. He proposes an agenda which is hardheaded, practical and achievable, one based on the recent experiences of successful unions - unions where the membership numbers are going up. Crosby uses examples, analysis and interviews to map out a path for action which will restore a fairer balance of power in Australian workplaces. He is the former Federal Secretary of Actors Equity and Director of the ACTU Organising Centre, and now works for the Service Employees International Union.

Contents
Introduction Part 1 - Making sense of our situation Australian unions - what is the problem? What the hell happened to us? Why are unions in Australia the way they are? What kind of unions are we? Part 2 - Rethinking Unionism LHMU South Australia Defining unionism that works Organising and leadership Strategic choice Part 3 - Rebuilding organisational capacity Doing the union's work differently Member service centres Splitting the organiser workforce Organising existing members Organising new members - the role of external or growth organisersThe role of the industrial officer Union education National offices Financing change Finding additional resources to win Part 4 - Building strategic leverage Our strategy towards employers Managing the employer relationship The need for scale in organising Doing politics differently The closed shop and the future Part 5 - Driving comprehensive change Leadership Women in leadership Conclusion BibliographyIndex

 

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