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Labor `pains' during public enterprise reforms in Fiji

Narayan, Jashwini J. (2010) Labor `pains' during public enterprise reforms in Fiji. The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior, IX (4). pp. 57-70. ISSN 0972-687X

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Abstract

This paper presents an account of industrial relation issues, as public entities in Fiji journey into reforms. Based on the published studies and archival data, the paper identifies the causes of failure which deranged management/employee/union relationships in the reforming public entities. Case discussions of six entities brought to the forefront the constituting features of Fijian industrial relations such as trends towards in-house unions, individual contracts and downsizing. While the managements claim that they are consulting their employees, generally the common practice is one of superficial consultation, if any. In retrospect, organizational reforms also end up reforming industrial relations. This paper gives a brief account of six reformed government entities and discusses how non-consultation with employees can lead to management-employee problems.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 10:09
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 16:49
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/1845
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