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There has been a fundamental shift in employment relations in many OECD countries. Institutional employment relations have been reshaped through a decline in collective bargaining and union membership, a rise in employer prerogative favouring individualised and flexible forms of employment relations. We address the dearth of research on individual employers and their associations, their attitudes and behaviours and how these impact on employment relations issues and trends.
The Employment Relations Group (ERG) is a collaborative team of academics from Massey and other New Zealand universities. We are interested in the complex nature and context of employment relations at the workplace, organisation, industry, national and international level; particularly in the role played by employers in employment relations.
Our work includes research in the following areas:
• Collective bargaining
• Employer driven flexibility
• The effects of legislative change
• The nexus of employment relations and occupational health and safety
Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099 ext. 84901
Employment relations, collective bargaining, history of the apprenticeship system, employers attitudes to employment relations, employee participation
Field of research codes
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified (159999): Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services (159900)
Employment Relations, Trade Union History, Employers attitudes to employment relations, Collective bargaining, Apprenticeship system
The group also includes a number of Massey Postgraduate (Master & PhD) students.
Rasmussen, E., Foster, AB., & Farr, D. (2016). The battle over employer-determined flexibility: attitudes amongst New Zealand employers. Employee Relations. 38(6), 886-906
Foster, B., Rasmussen, E., & Coetzee, D. (2014). Employment Relations: Employer attitudes and their ability to facilitate a high skill, high wage economy. In A. Pyman, & A. North (Eds.), 28th AIRAANZ Work Employment and Human Resources. Melbourne, Australia.
Enquiries related to the group can be directed to the group coordinator, Mr. Barry Foster.
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Last updated on Monday 21 May 2018