Work, Identity and Trade Union Responses and Strategies

Brigden, C 2018, 'Work, Identity and Trade Union Responses and Strategies' in Shalene Werth and Charlotte Brownlow (ed.) Work and Identity: Contemporary Perspectives on Workplace Diversity, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 133-146.


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Title Work, Identity and Trade Union Responses and Strategies
Author(s) Brigden, C
Year 2018
Title of book Work and Identity: Contemporary Perspectives on Workplace Diversity
Publisher Springer International Publishing AG
Place of publication Cham, Switzerland
Editor(s) Shalene Werth and Charlotte Brownlow
Start page 133
End page 146
Subjects Industrial Relations
Summary Trade unions have often grappled with organising workers who differ from the typical worker, assumed to be male, white, straight, able-bodied, of indeterminate age. While the union renewal literature generally highlights the benefits of such organising, Australian research is quite uneven. Most attention has been on women and young workers, with sporadic research on Indigeneity and sexual orientation. Older workers and workers with a disability are rarely studied. This chapter explores historical interactions between unions and these workers and examines contemporary strategies addressing the often complex issues confronting these workers with difference.
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2018
Keyword(s) trade unions
gender
race
class
ethnicity
Indigenous
disability
sexual identity
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-319-73936-6_10
ISBN 9783319739359
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