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Successful unionism in a difficult environment: the Papua New Guinea Maritime Workers Industrial Union in the 1990s
Hess, M (2000) Successful unionism in a difficult environment: the Papua New Guinea Maritime Workers Industrial Union in the 1990s. The Journal of Pacific Studies, 24 (1). pp. 5-32. ISSN 1011-3029
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Internationally, maritime transport has gained a reputation for difficult industrial relationships. It has also provided amongst the most successful examples of union organisation. With wharves and ships playing pivotal roles in national and international trade for a wide range of industries, workers in these areas have been able to use industrial power in ways unavailable to most employees. Industrial relations results are seen along a continuum from cultures of bargaining to traditions of confrontation. State intervention has also played a prominent role, with governments drawn to attempt regulation of an industry with such broad economic impacts.
|Keywords:||Unionism; industrial unions; maritime transport; industrial relations.|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Journal of Pacific Studies|
|Page Range:||pp. 5-32|
|Date Deposited:||27 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:22|
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