Wake-up call for a dysfunctional system: Employer perspectives on industrial relations in 2020

Research paper by Scott Barklamb

Indexed on: 22 May '21Published on: 18 May '21Published in: The Journal of Industrial Relations


Journal of Industrial Relations, Ahead of Print. This article addresses the key challenges of 2020 from the perspective of employers, how employers worked to respond to the pandemic and recession, and to position Australia’s industrial system for the future. It examines various key developments, positive and negative, from the perspective of employers throughout 2020, before concluding on the prospects for starting to genuinely reform Australia’s industrial relations system in 2021.