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Successful unionism in a difficult environment: the Papua New Guinea Maritime Workers Industrial Union in the 1990s

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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, vol. 24, no. 1 , pp. 5-32 .

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hess, M
Keywords: Unionism; industrial unions; maritime transport; industrial relations.
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Pacific Studies
ISSN: 1011-3029
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