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Voices at work : continuity and change in the common law world /
edited by Alan Bogg and Tonia Novitz.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
description
xxxiii, 481 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN
0199683131, 9780199683130
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imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
isbn
0199683131
9780199683130
contents note
The purposes and techniques of voice : prospects for continuity and change / Alan Bogg and Tonia Novitz -- "Women's voice" and equal pay : judicial regard for the gendering of collective bargaining / L.J.B. Hayes -- Low-paid care work, bargaining, and employee voice in Australia / Rae Cooper -- Migrant workers and labour movements in the US and UK / Janice Fine -- Indigenous voices at work / Paul Roth -- "Half a person" : a legal perspective on organizing and representing 'non-standard' workers / A.C.L. Davies -- Freedom of association and the right to contest : getting back to basics / Alan Bogg and Cynthia Estlund -- Promoting worker voice through good faith bargaining laws : the Canadian and Australian experience / Anthony Forsyth and Sara Slinn -- The good-faith obligation : an effective model for promoting voice? / Gordon Anderson and Pam Nuttall -- Democratic theory and voices at work / Virginia Mantouvalou -- Individualization and the protection of worker voice in Australia / Breen Creighton -- 'It's oh so quiet?' : employee voice and the enforcement of employment standards in Australia / Tess Hardy -- The importance of trade union political voice : labour law meets constitutional law / K.D. Ewing -- The movement to eliminate labor's political voice : Proposition 32 and 'paycheck protection' in the United States / John Logan -- Public service voice under strain in an era of restructuring and austerity / Stephen Bach and Gregor Gall -- Voice and the employment contract / Douglas Brodie -- Common law and voice / Mark Freedland and Nicola Kountouris -- National and international labour rights / Lance Compa -- Regulatory facilitation of voice / John Howe -- Employee voice in corporate control transactions / Andrew Johnston and Wanjiru Njoya -- Competition law and worker voice : competition law impediments to collective bargaining in Australia and the European Union / Shae McCrystal and Phil Syrpis -- Information and communication technology and voice : constraint or capability? / Tonia Novitz -- Can worker voice strike back? : law and the decline and uncertain future of strikes / Eric Tucker.
abstract
"This edited collection is the culmination of a comparative project on "Voices at Work" funded by the Leverhulme Trust 2010 - 2013. The book aims to shed light on the problematic concept of worker "voice" by tracking its evolution and its complex interactions with various forms of law. Contributors to the volume identify the scope for continuity of legal approaches to voice and the potential for change in a sample of industrialised English speaking common law countries, namely Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and USA. These countries, facing broadly similar regulatory dilemmas, have often sought to borrow and adapt certain legal mechanisms from one another. The variance in the outcomes of any attempts at "borrowing" seems to demonstrate that, despite apparent membership of a "common law" family, there are significant differences between industrial systems and constitutional traditions, thereby casting doubt on the notion that there are definitive legal solutions which can be applied through transplantation. Instead, it seems worth studying the diverse possibilities for worker voice offered in divergent contexts, not only through traditional forms of labour law, but also such disciplines as competition law, human rights law, international law and public law. In this way, the comparative study highlights a rich multiplicity of institutions and locations of worker voice, configured in a variety of ways across the English-speaking common law world. This book comprises contributions from many leading scholars of labour law, politics and industrial relations drawn from across the jurisdictions, and is therefore an exceedingly comprehensive comparative study. It is addressed to academics, policymakers, legal practitioners, legislative drafters, trade unions and interest groups alike. Additionally, while offering a critique of existing laws, this book proposes alternative legal tools to promote engagement with a multitude of 'voices' at work and therefore foster the effective deployment of law in industrial relations."--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
9538814
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This edited collection is the culmination of a comparative project on 'Voices at Work' funded by the Leverhulme Trust 2010 - 2013. The book aims to shed light on the problematic concept of worker 'voice' by tracking its evolution and its complex interactions with various forms of law. Contributors to the volume identify the scope for continuity of legal approaches to voice and the potential for change in a sample of industrialised English speaking common law countries, namelyAustralia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and USA. These countries, facing broadly similar regulatory dilemmas, have often sought to borrow and adapt certain legal mechanisms from one another. The variance in the outcomes of any attempts at 'borrowing' seems to demonstrate that, despite apparent membership of a'common law' family, there are significant differences between industrial systems and constitutional traditions, thereby casting doubt on the notion that there are definitive legal solutions which can be applied through transplantation. Instead, it seems worth studying the diverse possibilities for worker voice offered in divergent contexts, not only through traditional forms of labour law, but also such disciplines as competition law, human rights law, international law and public law. In thisway, the comparative study highlights a rich multiplicity of institutions and locations of worker voice, configured in a variety of ways across the English-speaking common law world.This book comprises contributions from many leading scholars of labour law, politics and industrial relations drawn from across the jurisdictions, and is therefore an exceedingly comprehensive comparative study. It is addressed to academics, policymakers, legal practitioners, legislative drafters, trade unions and interest groups alike. Additionally, while offering a critique of existing laws, this book proposes alternative legal tools to promote engagement with a multitude of 'voices' at workand therefore foster the effective deployment of law in industrial relations.

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