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The Determinants of Australian trade union membership

Jeff Borland

The Determinants of Australian trade union membership

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Published by Universityof Melbourne,Dept. of Economics in Melbourne .
Written in English


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Statementby Jeff Borland and Sam Ouliaris.
SeriesReasearch paper -- no.226
ContributionsOuliaris, Sam., University of Melbourne. Department of Economics.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20498496M
ISBN 100732501024
OCLC/WorldCa27589752

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Downloadable (with restrictions). This paper investigates the determinants of trade union membership in Australia using the Engle and Granger () theory of co-integrated economic variables. Applying the theory of co-integration yields a model of union membership which can be interpreted as distinguishing between long-run and "business cycle" determinants of union membership.

ABSTRACT: A large number of potential determinants of union membership, which often can be interpreted in terms of costs and benefits, have been incorporated into economists’ traditional supply and demand framework or into new models of an individual’s decision to unionise (such as social custom theory).

A large number of potential determinants of union membership, which often can be interpreted in terms of costs and benefits, have been incorporated into economists' traditional supply and demand framework or into new models of an individual's decision to unionise (such as social custom theory). Determinants of trade union membership.

A large number of potential determinants of union membership, which often can be interpreted in terms of The Determinants of Australian trade union membership book and benefits, have been incorporated into economists' traditional supply and demand framework or into new models of an individual's decision to unionise (such as social custom theory).Author: Claus Schnabel.

Introduction Recent economic, sociological and political science literature contains an upsurge of theoretical and empirical work on trade union membership. Interestingly, renewed interest in the area comes at a time when in many countries, unions experience severe membership losses (see the data provided by Ebbinghaus and Visser, and by Visser in Cited by: membership of the open shop trade union in which the union density level is likely to.

increase as a result of a reduction in union membership costs, an increase in strike pay or. an increase in individuals‘ sensitivity to the social custom of union membership and. trade union membership is of great importance. The aim of this thesis is to study the determinants that explain changes in trade union density in Finland over time.

Some relevant existing literature on the determinants of trade union membership is reviewed and then an empirical study is conducted using time-series data on.

Determinants of Trade Union Membership in Western Germany: Evidence from Micro Data, An empirical analysis of various waves of the ALLBUS social survey shows that union density fell substantially in West Germany from to Such a negative trend can be observed for men and women and for different groups of the workforce.

The Determinants of Trade Union Growth in the Republic of Ireland: An Econometric Investigation DAVID SAPSFORD* University of East Anglia and International Monetary Fund, Washington DC Abstract: This paper documents an econometric investigation into the determinants of the rate of growth of trade union membership in the Irish economy.

3 R. Bean, K. Holden, Determinants of Trade Union Membership in OECD Countries: A Survey, International Journal of Manpower,15, 6, 4CrossRef; 4 Patricia Findlay, Union recognition and non-unionism: shifting fortunes in the electronics industry in Scotland, Industrial Relations Journal,24, 1, 28Wiley Online Library.

This paper reviews the literature on the decline in Australian union density within the context of similar research overseas. Five broad approaches are analyzed to study changes in unionization—structural shifts, macroeconomic factors, institu tional and organizational influences, the individual decision, and comparative nt Australian studies are critically Cited by:   This paper examines the determinants of intertemporal variation in the growth rate of trade union membership in Taiwan during – The empirical results indicate that the widely used empirical model of growth in trade union membership based largely on cyclical variables applies to the case of a newly industrialized Asian country— by: 6.

Secondly, we consider a classic model of structural determinants of trade union membership, following Johnson (op. cit.) to provide an international comparison benchmark for Colombia. Finally, we estimate a more detailed model, which evaluates the effect of the determinants of trade union membership on the probability of being a member and.

And in a sign of further strife for the union movement, just one in 20 young workers are in a trade union. In less than 25 years, the level of trade union membership has fallen from a point where almost half of all male employees were members, to one where just % now hold a union : Greg Jericho.

Union membership by socio-economic quintile and income. Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia), October Septembern=6, Age also appears to have a bearing on union membership, with the year-old bracket being by far the most likely to belong to a trade union (%).

Workers aged between 35 and 49 are slightly above. THE DETERMINANTS OF TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP IN BRITAIN: A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE BOB MASON and PETER BAIN* Trade union density, defined as the number of union members divided by the total number of workers, fell in Britain from 55% in to about 41% in (By comparison, the corresponding U.S.

figures for those years are 23% and 16%.). A large number of potential determinants of union membership, which often can be interpreted in terms of costs and benefits, have been incorporated into economists' traditional supply and demand framework or into new models of an individual's decision to unionise (such as social custom theory).Cited by: This means that, despite the fact only 12 per cent of Australia’s voting-age population consists of trade union members, 51 per cent of federal ALP parliamentarians are former union officials.

It is well known that membership of trade unions in Australia over the past four decades has declined steadily, from above 50% of the workforce in the s to a little above 15% now.

Unless something changes in the next couple of decades, the union movement may no longer be viable. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is the largest peak body representing workers in is a national trade union centre of 46 affiliated unions and eight trades and labour councils.

The ACTU is a member of the International Trade Union ation: ITUC, ALP. Trade union membership has fallen from a high of million in to million in Trade union members in the UK, millions.

Guardian graphic | Source: Department of Employment. ACTU publications and reports. ACTU Congress. The Australian Trade Union Institute OHS.

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1. Introduction. For at least the past two decades, income inequality within rich countries or, more precisely, among OECD countries has increased; while income inequality between countries based on per capita income has likely decreased recently, income inequality within countries has risen in most OECD and several developing countries over the past two to Cited by: Unions have a substantial impact on the compensation and work lives of both unionized and non-unionized workers.

This report presents current data on unions&#; effect on wages, fringe benefits, total compensation, pay inequality, and workplace protections. Some of the conclusions are: Unions raise wages of unionized workers by roughly 20% and raise compensation.

The Australian labour movement began in the early 19th century and since the late 19th century has included industrial (Australian unions) and political wings (Australian Labor Party).Trade unions in Australia may be organised (i.e., formed) on the basis of craft unionism, general unionism, or industrial all unions in Australia are affiliated with the Australian National organization(s): ACTU.

There are multiple causes of the decline in the proportion of the Australian workforce that is unionised. These include casualization of the workforce, increase in the proportion of the workforce that is engaged as sub-contractors, manufacturing and services moving offshore, trade exposure of unionised enterprises to non-unionised enterprises both abroad and within Australia.

Determinants of Union Membership in 18 EU Countries: Evidence from Micro Data, /03 * Using representative individual-level data from the first round of the European Social Survey fielded in /03, this paper provides an e mpirical analysis of unionization in 18 countries of the European by: To join Unions Australia or make general enquiries call us on 4 UNION ( ) or fill out the form below and we'll get back to you.

Determinants of the Terms of Trade. The terms of trade which is ultimately decided upon by the two trading farmers will depend on a variety of different and distinct factors. Below we describe many of these factors. Preferences; In order for any trade to occur, each farmer must desire some of the other commodity and be willing to give up some.

According to data this week from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, trade union membership fell to just 14 percent of employed people in This is the lowest rate of unionisation recorded and well down on the late s level, which was a little above 25 percent of employed people.

Outline of this book 3 1 Trade unionism in the postwar boom, –67 6 The postwar upsurge 6 Changes in union membership and coverage, Australia – Distribution of household incomes (after taxation and Trade Unionism in Australia: A History from Flood to Ebb Tide Tom Bramble Frontmatter More by: 1.

Trade unions began to appear in Australia in the s and ‘70s and were extremely successful in negotiating for their members, especially during the gold rush, when labour was scarce. The future should be full of potential for trade unions. Four in five people in Great Britain think that trade unions are “essential” to protect workers’ interests.

Public concerns about low pay have soared to record levels over recent years. And, after almost disappearing from view, there is now a resurgent debate about the quality and dignity of work in today’s Britain. Yet, as. Greetings and welcome to the first Australian Unions Member Benefits update for It has been a grim start to the year for many people in bushfire ravaged regions across the country and with this in mind the ACTU has established a relief fund to provide support for union members affected.

Also, in our first edition for the year we have news. Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), the dominant association and governing body of the trade union movement in Australia, established in May Membership grew significantly when the Australian Workers’ Union joined the ACTU in Two other mergers with federations of white-collar unions—the Australian Council of Salaried and Professional.

Bowden • The Rise and Decline of Australian Unionism 53 has observed, ‘conducive to Trade Union development’.6 Convicts competed with free labourers. Manufacturing was in a primitive state. The most profi table economic activities were those based upon. The first Australian unions were formed by free workers (non-convict labourers) in Sydney and Hobart in the late s.

Unions spread across the country from the late s. Between and about unions were formed in Australia. These early unions represented craft-based workers such as stonemasons and carpenters, as well as informal combinations of. The Singapore National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), comprising affiliated unions and associations, professional guilds, SMEs, freelancers and self-employed as well as social enterprises, is at the heart of the Singapore Labour Movement.

NTUC works closely with Goverment and employers to help workers attain better wages, welfare and work prospects. The percentage of workers in the private sector who belong to labor unions has shrunk to percent.

Labor historians report that this is the lowest rate of union membership in America since Despite the expenditure of vast amounts of money, effort and government influence by the labor movement, this trend shows every prospect of continuing. Abstract: This paper documents an econometric investigation into the determinants of the rate of growth of trade union membership in the Irish economy.

Empirical results obtained for the period to provide support for a number of the hypotheses of. List of trade unions in Australia.

This is a list of trade unions in Australia. The peak body for unions in Australia is the Australian Council of Trade Unions. Current trade unions. Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia; Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union; Australian Aircrew Officers Association.Australian Unions, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.likes 21, talking about this.

Like this page and be a part of Australian Unions - standing up for all workers and their families. For Followers: K. The two pieces of legislation which have most directly affected union numbers and membership levels are the Labour Relations Act and the Employment Contracts Act Both the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and the Federation of Labour have experienced reductions in union membership numbers.