Good and bad bargaining outcomes for women : do unions make a difference?

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Heiler, Kathryn, Frino, Elizabeth and Hall, Richard. (1999). Good and bad bargaining outcomes for women : do unions make a difference? Labour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work. 10(2), pp. 101-128.
AuthorsHeiler, Kathryn, Frino, Elizabeth and Hall, Richard
Abstract

Research on the effects of enterprise bargaining on the gender pay gap are far from settled. After reviewing some of the key contours of this debate and the available data sources we use the Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training (ACIRRT) Agreements database to analyse some of the dynamics of bargaining within the enterprise bargaining stream. In the absence of adequate data on the number or proportion of women covered by particular agreements we use industry feminisation as a weak proxy and consider wage outcomes in terms of industry feminisation, union involvement and agreement type. We find no support for the suggestion that women may be foregoing wage increases for more favourable conditions, such as better working time arrangements. On the contrary, employees receiving lower wage outcomes under enterprise bargaining (such as women) are also more likely to be losing previously compensated working time conditions. Amongst other things, the research suggests the need for better and more accessible data on the number and proportion of women covered by individual enterprise bargains.

Keywordsenterprise bargaining ; industry feminisation; women
Year01 Jan 1999
JournalLabour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work
Journal citation10 (2), pp. 101-128
PublisherTaylor & Francis Australasia
ISSN1030-1763
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10301763.1999.10669217
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Page range101-127
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Online10 Apr 2013
PrintDec 1999
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