News Corporation, Technology and the Workplace: Global by Timothy Marjoribanks

By Timothy Marjoribanks

This publication examines technological innovation and office restructuring conducted via information company in its newspaper holdings in Britain, the us and Australia. Timothy Marjoribanks unearths that whereas a few results at a number of neighborhood websites have been comparable, many have been dramatically assorted. His research finds that current social kin in a specific place have an enormous influence on office reforms. considerably, it emphasizes the significance of interpreting the connections among occasions happening in the community, nationally and globally if we're to appreciate the growing to be impact of company actors reminiscent of information company.

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The policy of strategic unionism was developed in the context of the Accord, and was assisted by die consultative emphasis of the Accord. Strategic unionism and the Accord also strengdiened links between the Labor government and the ACTU which resulted in union input into government policy formation. The movement of individuals such as Bob Hawke and Simon Crean from positions of leadership in the ACTU to being prime minister and a senior cabinet minister respectively was important, while odier union leaders such as Bill Kelty and Laurie Carmichael were influential in bringing union concerns to the attention of the government (Carney 1988).

Somewhat ironically, die government adopted an approach of non-intervention in the market at the same time diat it instituted an increasingly interventionist role in British industrial relations, especially 34 THE NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY in regard to the internal regulation of trade unions (Ewing 1993). The limiting of the scope of collective bargaining by the state made it increasingly straightforward for management to introduce new workplace practices. These practices included the deployment, organisation, and discipline of the workforce on a unilateral basis.

1992). As McLoughlin and Gourlay observed, '[B]y 1990 a minority of employees in die private sector had their pay and conditions determined by collective bargaining' (1994:14). A corollary to this decline in membership, and a diminished union role in workplace bargaining, was a reduced input into government and business policy decision-making by trade unions. Indeed, TUC policy in regard to economic restructuring was effectively ignored by the Conservative Party. While the trade union movement had achieved some degree of legitimacy in the postwar period as an important economic actor, die Conservative Party denied them any legitimacy, claiming they were unrepresentative of die ordinary working person.

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