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Collective bargaining in the agricultural sector
Law Faculty Publications
  • William van Caenegem, Bond University
  • Madeline Taylor, Bond University
  • Jen Cleary, University of South Australia
  • Brenda Marshall, Bond University
Date of this Version
7-31-2015
Document Type
Research Report
Publication Details

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van Caenegem, W., Taylor, M., Cleary, J., & Marshall, B. (2015). Collective bargaining in the agricultural sector. Canberra: RIRDC.

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© 2015 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Abstract

This study provides the first comprehensive analysis of collective bargaining in Australian agriculture since the enactment of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). It identifies economic, socio-cultural and legal factors that affect uptake in various product sectors. It also assesses the potential socio-economic benefits of collective bargaining, and the various organisational structures, including agricultural co-operatives, that could support it more effectively in Australia. The study focuses on ways to increase the fraction of the supply chain surplus retained by farmers.

Citation Information
William van Caenegem, Madeline Taylor, Jen Cleary and Brenda Marshall. "Collective bargaining in the agricultural sector" Canberra(2015) ISSN: 978-1-7-74254-801-2
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brenda_marshall/39/