All events associated with AIRAANZ05 will be held at the University of Sydney. All conference sessions will be held in the Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre Complex (Map Ref K5).


A map guide can be found in your conference satchel. This guide includes information regarding parking as well as accessing the campus via public transport and the University security shuttle between campus and Redfern station.


Conference registration will begin on Tuesday, February 8 from 4pm onwards in the Darlington Centre (Map Ref: J9). At all other times delegates can register for the conference in the foyer of the Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre Complex (Map Ref K5).


The conference begins at 9am each day and closes at 5pm. This year we have a very tight program and as such sessions will begin and end as scheduled in the program. Presenters are asked to keep their presentations to a maximum of twenty minutes to allow for ten minutes of questions from colleagues. Chairs will be strictly monitoring the timing of sessions. The PhD forum will begin at 2pm on Tuesday, February 8 and will be held in the Darlington Centre (Map Ref J9). Please see the program for the detailed paper schedule.

An informal roundtable meeting has been organised at lunchtime, Thursday February 10, for all delegates interested in Industrial Relations in the Asia Region. Please see Michele Ford for further details.

A second informal roundtable meeting has been organised at lunchtime, Friday February 11, for all delegates interested in 'Place, Space and Industrial Relations'. Please see Bradon Ellem for further details.

The AV facilities include datashow, projection screen, and overhead projector in all rooms. A computer will be available for use in each of the conference rooms, however, delegates may use their own laptops if preferred. Some basic technical assistance will be available however, presenters choosing to use powerpoint/datashows are reminded that technical facilities can sometimes fail and are encouraged to bring overhead projector slides as back up.

   Welcome Party
A welcome to AIRAANZ05 will be held in the Darlington Centre (Map Ref: J9) between 5:00 and 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 8. This will include light refreshments. This function is hosted by the Union Research Group, Sydney and will include a book launch.
   Conference Dinner
This will be held in the Refectory, Holme Building (Map Ref G2). The function will begin at 7pm and end at midnight.


Conference delegates are encouraged to meet after the conference in the Darlington Centre (Map Ref:J9). The bar will be open between 5 and 6pm specifically for conference delegates. Cost of beverages at this venue will be at delegates' own expense. Please note that a myriad of dining choices are in walking distance from this venue. Conference organisers will be on hand to supply recommendations for eating out and entertainment.

Two walking tours of the University of Sydney grounds have been arranged for AIRAANZ05 delegates. These tours will be guided and begin at 5.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The tours will take in University Museums, the Clock Tower, the Great Hall and the Main Quad. It is essential that delegates book these tours as numbers are limited. This can be done at the registration desk.

The NSW police, ambulance and fire service can be reached in case of emergency on 000. The University of Sydney security services can be reached 24hrs on 1800 063487 (free call) or 9351 3333 in case of emergency. Please refer to the security brochure in your satchel for further information.

Messages for delegates will be left on a bulletin board in the foyer of the Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre Complex. Messages can be left with Vera Differding in the Work and Organisational Studies Office on 02 9351 3077.

We wish you a stimulating and enjoyable AIRAANZ05!
Conference Convenors
Marian Baird, Rae Cooper and Mark Westcott


TUESDAY 8 February: Pre-Conference PhD Forum - The Darlington Centre (Map Ref: J9)
2:00 - 2:30: Introduction and Welcome (Peter Brosnan)
2:30 - 3:30: The PhD application process (Mark Westcott)
Developing a topic and choosing a supervisor (Susan Ainsworth)
Scholarships and finance and the Ethics Committee application process (USYD Research Office)
Discussion and Questions
3:30 - 4:00 Afternoon Tea
4:00 - 5:00: Managing your research - finding case studies and doing fieldwork (Leanne Cutcher)
Publishing and attending conferences (Russell Lansbury)
How to stop 'drowning in data' and start swimming: Completing the PhD (Kerry Brown)
Launching your career (Julia Connell)
4:00 onwards Registration
5:00-7:00 AIRAANZ05 Welcome Party
Hosted by the Union Research Group, Sydney
Book launch - Bradon Ellem's Hard Ground: Unions in the Pilbara

WEDNESDAY 9 February - Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre Complex (Map Ref: K5)
9:00–9:30 Registration (Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre Complex Foyer)
9:30-10:30 Plenary Session One: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre
Welcome to Country: Dennis Foley (Gai-Marigal language group), The Koori Centre
Welcome to The University of Sydney: Professor Sid Gray, Head, School of Business
Presidential Address: Peter Brosnan 
Morning Tea
Concurrent Sessions Reworking Policy and Regulation Reworking Policy and Regulation Reworking Global Institutions and Action Reworking Collective Organisation and Agency Reworking the Workplace: Labour Process, Management and IR Reworking Policy and Regulation
Session Chair Ron Callus Susan Ainsworth Nick Wailes Kerry Brown Malcolm Rimmer Susan McGrath-Champ
11:00-12:30  Burgess and Connell 

Reworking Work: What are the Issues for Australia 

What Ever Happened to the The Arbitration Inspectorate: The Reconstruction of Industrial enforcement in Australia
Black Gospel and Pendleton

Capital markets, corporate governance, and labour market flexibility:Evidence from OECD Countries
Peetz and Pocock  

Organising and Delegates: an overview
Marchington and Rubery 

Worker voice across organisational boundaries

A continuous association: AIRAANZ as a scholarly association
  Rasmussen and Lamm

From collectivism to individualism in New Zealand employment relations
Mourell and Allan 

The Statutory Regulation of Child Labour in Queensland
Martin and Bamber 

International Differences in Employment Relations: What are the Relative Merits of Explanations in terms of Strategic Choice or Political Economy?

Australian Unionism in a Decollectivised Environment
Buttigieg and Gahan 

“The glue that binds”: workplace climate, human resource systems and performance
Oliver and Bailey 

How Do Young People Find out about the World of Work?
  Baird, Ellem and Wright 

Re-Working Policy: Industrial Relations in the Australian States
Goodwin and Maconachie 

Employer Evasion of Worker Entitlements 1986-95: What and Whose?

Deliberation in Irish Industrial Relations: Towards post-corporatism?

Understanding what makes union-community coalitions effective: A framework for analysing union-community relationships
Shields and Long 

What Exactly is the Relationship between HRM Practice and Union Presence/Absence? Evidence from Australian and Canadian Firms

Industrial Relations and Business Ethics
LUNCH + BOOK LAUNCH: Employment Studies Centre, The University of Newcastle
Session Chair Elsa Underhill Iain Campbell Chris Leggett Julian Teicher Robin Price Mark Hearn
1:30-3:00 Farrell 

A Current Debate on Employer’s Responses To An Ageing Workforce
Gollan and Jensen 

What’s Next for IR in Australia: Reforming the Corporation

Globalisation and Labour Relations: The Case of Asian Ports

A Comparative Analysis of Union Mergers in Australia and Germany
Baharim and Van Gramberg 

The Influence of Knowledge Sharing on Transfer of Training: A Proposed Research Strategy

Time and Work

The New Migrant Worker: Transnationality and the making of new industrial terrains?
Waring and Burgess 

The Potential for and Limitations of Electronic Agreement Making in Australia

Contemporary Industrial Relations Reform in Korea

Too Old to Work and Too Young to Die? Older Workers, Changing Labour Market  Patterns and the  Dilemma for Trade Unions

Industry Based Vocational Education and Training in Australia and New Zealand
Cooper and Ellem  

Union Power: Space Structure and Strategy

Many a good tune played on an old fiddle: Industrial relations and the ageing workforce

The Right to Politically Strike?
Lansbury and Wailes 

Social Partnerships in Korean Industrial Relations
Bartram, Stanton and Garraffa 

The Role of Union Leadership and Identity in Building Union Commitment

The Hidden Traps in Multi-tasking: The Experience of Work Intensification for Personal Service Attendants in the Healthcare Sector
Grant and Shields 

Reconstituting the Subject: Changing Representations of the Worker in Managerial and Anti-Managerial Meta-Narratives of Work
Afternoon Tea
Session Chair Jim Kitay Alan Geare Kaye Broadbent Mark Westcott Richard Hall  
3:30-5:00 Brown, Waterhouse and Burgess 

Public Policy and Industrial Relations in Australia: From Centralised Collective Norms towards Decentralisation and Individualism
Robbins, Harriss and Macklin 

Fact and Myth: Reflections on Why Higgins made the Harvester Decision 

Worker participation in Europe: Current developments and its impacts on employees outside the EU 
O'Donnell, O'Brien and Junor 

Union strategy and structure in a decentralised environment: An exploratory study of the Community and Public Sector Union 

Why do we bother: recruitment and training in a call centre  
  Buchanan, Watson, Briggs and Campbell 

Beyond Fragmented Futures: Where next for working life research and policy?
Faifua and Garnham 

What’s different about Tasmanian enterprise bargaining? The rise and decline of Part IVA agreements?
Schulte and Zhu 

Globalization and Labour Relations in Australian Airlines Industry: A Case Study of Pilot Experience 

Exploring gender in peak union bodies 
Cutcher and van den Broek 

Serving Time: The temporal dimensions of  front line service work 
  Todd and Eveline 

The Gender Pay Gap: Reviewed, Researched, Will it be Resolved? 
Lansbury, Wright and Baird 

Decentralised Bargaining in the Australian Automotive Assembly Industry 

Communication and Consultation in Malaysia: Impact of the 1975 Code of Conduct 

The Demise of Australian Shipping: Power and Control in Industrial Relations  
Warhurst and Nickson 

Rethinking Service Work and Employment: The Pandora's Box of Aesthetic Labour 
AIRAANZ Executive Meeting. ACIRRT Training Room, Storie Dixon Wing (Map reference K9)

THURSDAY 10 February – Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre Complex (Map Ref K5)
Concurrent Sessions Reworking Policy and Regulation Reworking Policy and Regulation Reworking Global Institutions and Action Reworking Collective Organisation and Agency Reworking the Workplace: Labour Process, Management and IR
Session Chair Greg Patmore Margaret Lee Anne Junor Russell Lansbury Marian Baird
9:00-10:30 Callus 

A new vision for Industrial Relations: The Howard Government agenda
Geare, Edgar and McAndrew 

Legislative Inertia: New Zealand’s reaction to the issue of redundancy

Economic Unionism and Labour’s Poor Performance in Indonesia’s 1999 and 2004 Elections

Organising ‘Non-standard’ Women Workers for Economic and Social Security in India and Australia

Encouraging employment equity for women: Can ‘diversity’ programs make a difference?
  Fairbrother and O'Brien 

Two paths - one road? Creating managerial states in the United Kingdom and Australia

Case Studies in ‘Unfair Dismissal’ Process

The fourth transformation of Singapore's Industrial Relations

Union strategies of public sector nurses in Sri Lanka:  Issues of revitalisation
Whitehouse and Preston

Women, computing and the ‘ideal worker’: a comparison of professional occupations
  White, Whittard and Burgess

Industrial Relations Reforms 2005: Where to Next?
Hannif and Lamm  

Occupational Health and Safety in the New Zealand Call Centre Industry 

Industrial relations and enterprise training: A Study of India's Information Technology (IT) sector 

Women’s organising strategies: Women-only unions in Japan and Korea
Pini and Price 

Gender, Identity And Women’s Involvement In Tractor Work: A Case Study of the Australian Sugar Industry
Morning Tea
11:00-12:30 Plenary Session Two: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre
Associate Professor Barbara Pocock
Professor Paul Thompson
LUNCH & Book Launch. Ellem, Markey & Shields (eds) Peak Unions, Lauched by John Robertson, NSW Unions
Reworking Policy and Regulation Reworking Policy and Regulation Reworking Policy and Regulation Reworking Collective Organisation and Agency Reworking the Workplace: Labour Process, Management and IR
Session Chair Cameron Allan Patricia Todd George Lafferty Bradon Ellem Ray Markey
1:30-3:00 Learmonth  

Government Policy, Aviation Deregulation and the 1989 Pilots’ Dispute
Burgess and Waring  

AWAs Retrospective and Prospective 

The importance of having a say: Labour hire employees’ workplace voice 

His Master’s Voice – The interplay between non-union and union representation arrangements at Eurotunnel (UK)
Burchielli, Pearson and Thanacoody

Managing the Intensity of Teaching: A Research Agenda

 ‘A Good Job In The Railway’: Rockhampton Railway Workshops 1938 to the 1980s 

Rationalisation, Individualisation and De-collectivisation: Challenges to the Socio-Cultural Regulation of Work

Increased contract employment in the Australian coal industry: threat or opportunity 
Rainnie and Drummond 

The Organisers’s Tale (of Three Barbies): Home Grown Community Unionism in a Less Favoured Region

The Commodification of Higher Education: Flexible Delivery and its implications for the Academic Labour Process

The State, Industry Policy and Industrial Relations in the Australian Automotive Industry, 1983 to 2002 

Contracts Versus Relationships: An Examination Of Employer Resistance To The Employment Relations Act 2000 
Lewchuck, de Wolff, King and Polanyi  

The Invisible Health Risks of Precarious Employment 
Barton and Fairbrother  ‘

We’re here to make money. We’re here to do business' the privatised state and questions for trade unions 

Performance Appraisals in Australian Universities – Imposing a Managerialistic Framework into a Collegial Culture 
Afternoon Tea
Session Chair Mark Westcott Terri Mylett Chris Provis John Burgess Julia Connell
3:30-5:00 Hearn and Lansbury 

Reworking citizenship: Renewing Workplace Rights and Social Citizenship in Australia 

Re-working Institutions to Protect Low-paid work:Implications from the Irish Experience  
Pocock, Prosser and Bridge

The Return of ‘Labour-as-Commodity’? The Experience of Casual Work in Australia 
Cochrane, Law and Piercy  

Lean, But is it Mean? Union Members’ Views on a High Performance Workplace System 

Strategic Business Partner: Rhetoric or Reality? The Role of Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions  
  Wailes, Waring and Wright 

Shareholder Value and Industrial Relations: Two Australian Case Studies 

Political Use of the Purpose Clause in British Columbia Labour Relations Legislation 
Rimmer and Underhill

Stretching Credibility: Independent research versus employer policy objectives in the labour hire industry  

New Job New Start? Union attitudes and Student workers 
McGrath Champ, Yang and Kang  

The Effects of Performance Management and Cross-Cultural Training on Outcomes of International Assignments: Preliminary Australia-China Findings 
  Callus, Carabetta,Coleman and Hart  

Redefining work Relationships through Contractors - Legal and Policy Developments 
Pyman, Teicher and Ferrer  

The paradox of precariousness: Exploring the experiences of part time and female workers 
  Frost and Berg 

Multiple Meanings of the High Performance Workplace?:  High Performance Work Organization in Low Skill Services 
5:00-6:00 AIRAANZ Executive Meeting. Venue TBA

FRIDAY 11 February – Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre Complex (Map Ref K5)
9:00-10:30 Plenary Session Three
Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre
Professor Bruce E. Kaufman
Associate Professor Hing Ai Yun
Morning Tea
Concurrent Sessions Reworking Policy and Regulation Reworking Policy and Regulation Reworking Policy and Regulation Reworking Collective Organisation and Agency Reworking the Workplace: Labour Process, Management and IR
Session Chair Richard Hall Rae Cooper Peter Brosnan Cathy Brigden Nadine White
11:00-12:30  Bartram, Stanton and Fraser 

Conflict or cooperation: Industrial relations practice in the Victorian public health sector
Gillan and Caspersz 

The Introduction Of Good Faith Bargaining In Western Australia: Policy Origins And Implications For Collective Bargaining 

Professionals, Practitioners, Peripheral Product-Deliverers: Contested Definitions of Contingent TAFE Teaching

The roles and behaviour of employer associations: Theoretical application for resource dependence perspective
Laneyrie and Mylett 

Seeing Gender and Ethnicity at Work

Reworking Merit: Changes in Approaches to Merit in Queensland Public Service Employment 1988 to 2000 
van Barneveld 

It’s Not Fair: The Difficulties of Union Collective Bargaining in New South Wales

Why Outsource and What makes it Work?: Alternative Arrangements for Work in the Health Sector

The Rise and Fall of the Rugby League Players’ Union: 1979 – 2000
Whitehouse and Diamond 

Reproducing gender inequality: segregation and career paths in information technology jobs in Australia
  Lyons and Ingersoll 

Pattern Bargaining in the Australian Public Service: Still One Size Fits All

The Decline of Collective Bargaining Coverage in Australia, 1990-2005
Cochrane and Mckeown 

Managing Precarious Employment Arrangements: Professional  Contractors and Social Support 

The 2002/4 Dispute in the UK Fire Service

Gender and Ideology in Employment Interactions
Session Chair John Lewer Barbara Pocock Di Van den Broek   Gordon Stewart
1:30-3:00 Short 

Pay Equity in the Australian Public Sector
Lonti and May 

How could pay practices in New Zealand Public Service organizations contribute to the gender pay gap?
Charlesworth and Probert 

Why some organisations take on family-friendly policies: the case of paid maternity leave
  Townsend and Price 

Where there’s Smoke, there’s Fire: The Targeted Selection of Informants within Organisational Research

Traditional Approaches to the Merit Principle in the Queensland Public Service from 1859 to 1959
Lyons and Ward 

The Supply of Non-Cash Remuneration: Employer Responses

The Work-Child Care Interface: How working women with young children combine work and child care.

Long Run Shifts in the Industry and Workforce Structure of the Australian Construction Industry: Implications for a Sustainable Labour Supply 

Rethinking New Public Management: Community Development Jobs and Practices in Australia 
Shields, Cutcher, O'Donnell and O'Brien 

Laughing All the Way: Executive Pay, Company Performance and Corporate Governance in the Australian Banking Industry
Allan, Loudon and Peetz 

Influences on work/non-work conflict

An investigation into the effects of job latitude and  acquisitiveness on employee well being
Afternoon Tea
3:30-5:00 AIRAANZ AGM: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre
7:00-12:00 CONFERENCE DINNER The Refectory: The Holme Building (Map Ref G2)

Presidential address

The outgoing AIRAANZ President, Professor Peter Brosnan will address the conference.

Peter Bronsnan
Peter Brosnan was Professor of Industrial Relations at Griffith University from 1992 to 2004. Prior to that he held posts at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Melbourne. He has held visiting posts at Trinity College Dublin, Cambridge University and Université Nancy 2. His research interests are in the functioning of labour markets, most aspects of industrial relations, and non-standard employment relations. His current research is a history of the labour markets in Australia and New Zealand.

The Convenors have received over 120 papers and will post full program details in mid-January.


Keynote Speakers

Four distinguished scholars will present keynote addresses on the theme of Reworking Work at AIRAANZ05 plenary sessions. They are Professor Bruce Kaufman, Professor Paul Thompson, Associate Professor Hing AI Yun and Associate Professor Barbara Pocock. Their particpation, combined with the insights from over 120 papers from industrial relations scholars from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada, is certain to generate a lively and stimulating conference.

Bruce E. Kaufman
Bruce E. Kaufman is Professor of Economics in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and Senior Associate of the W.T. Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations at Georgia State University. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently does research and teaching in the areas of labor economics, industrial relations, and human resource management. He has published numerous scholarly articles and has edited or written fourteen books. Among them are The Origins and Evolution of the Field of Industrial Relations in the United States (winner of the 1992 Richard A. Lester award for “Best Book in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations”), Nonunion Employee Representation: History, Contemporary Practice and Policy (2000, with D. Taras), and Industrial Relations to Human Resources and Beyond: The Evolving Process of Employee Relations Management (2003, with R. Beaumont and R. Helfgott). Published in 2004 are Theoretical Perspectives on Work and the Employment Relationship and The Global Evolution of Industrial Relations: Events, Ideas, and the IIRA (2004). Professor Kaufman is also co-editor of the annual research volume Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, past-president of the University Council of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Programs, and co-chair of the Industrial Relations Theory Study Group of the International Industrial Relations Association.

Barbara Pocock
Associate Professor Barbara Pocock is a Research Fellow in Labour Studies in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide. She has been researching work, employment and industrial relations for over twenty years. She has worked in many jobs - advising politicians, on farms, in unions, for governments and as a mother. Barbara has studied work, gender, vocational education, trade unions, pay equity and employment. She was initially trained as an economist. Her most recent book, The Work/Life Collision, was published by Federation Press in mid-2003. Her next book, to be published in 2005, is about young people, their views about parental work, and the links between jobs, consumption and household relations. Barbara ' s previous books include Strife; sex and politics in labour unions and Demanding Skill: women and technical education in Australia.

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson is Professor of Organisational Analysis and Vice Dean (Research) in the Business School at the University of Strathclyde , and has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of New South Wales, Melbourne and Wollongong . Amongst his publications are The Nature of Work: An Introduction to Debates on the Labour Process (Macmillan, 1983, 1989); Work Organizations (Palgrave, 2002 3 rd ed, with David McHugh); Organizational Misbehaviour (Sage, 1999, with Stephen Ackroyd); and A Handbook of Work and Organization for Oxford University Press (co-edited with Stephen Ackroyd, Pam Tolbert and Rose Batt, 2004). His research interests focus on skill and work organization, control and resistance, bureaucracy and post-bureaucracy. He has led major research projects into the commercial vehicle and spirits industries and into call centres. A lifelong labour movement activist, Professor Thompson has edited Renewal: A Journal of Labour Politics since its inception in 1993.


Hing Ai Yun
Hing Ai Yun is Associate Professor of Sociology and teaches Sociology in the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. She lectured at the Universiti Malaya prior to coming to Singapore .  She was also involved in teaching trade unionists at the Singapore Institute of Labour. She has researched and written on restructuring of the Malaysian and Singapore economy; work transformation and family reconstitution.