Australian Left Review


Clare Curran


The centrepiece of union strategy for the last seven years has been the Accord. More recently, the cutting edge of union innovation has been in the field of award restructuring.‘Now, however, both projects lie in the balance. Accord Mark VI, according to its critics, leads unions too far down the path of the business agenda. And award restructuring, it is argued, has been mired by the push for 'micro-reform'. In our special feature on the union movement's crisis of direction, Clare Curran talks to award restructuring architect Chris Lloyd, while Peter Ewer, Meredith Burgmann and Susan Gray debate the movement's controversial advocacy of enterprise bargaining.



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