David Peetz writes in The Conversation (18.4.16) about the changing dynamics of workplace relations, and the changing roles of trade unions in industrial relations in Australia.
'There’s a phrase you sometimes hear about the workplace: “leave your brains at the gate”.
'Workers use it to summarise the dismissive view their bosses have about the contribution employees can make – and about how much say workers have in what they do at work.
'Not all bosses are like that. But it seems most employees want more say at work – sometimes called “voice” or “participation in decision-making” or even “workplace democracy”.'