Union Strategy Research Group (USRG)

Faced with fundamental transformations in the nature of work, the employment relationship and the strategies of governments and employers, unions are being forced to reinvent themselves. In Australia, as elsewhere, union leaders, labour activists and academic researchers are seeking to understand and mould the future of the union movement and its relationship with other social forces and communities. The USRG provides local and international studies of these questions and encourages studies of changes in employee representation, collective bargaining and labour organisation, strategy and ideology.