2022 AIRAANZ Conference Program

'Work not as Usual'

Day 1: Wednesday 9th February

Please note: all times listed below are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time.

9.00 - 10.45am

Opening Session – Chair: Marian Baird

Acknowledgement of Country: Professor Jakelin Troy (9.00-9.05am)

Opening Address: Professor Greg Whitwell (9.05 – 9.10am)

Presidential Address: Chris F Wright (9.10 – 9.30am)

Keynote Address: Professor Michael Quinlan, UNSW (9.30 – 10.45am)
Inequality, Worker Mobilisation and Lessons from History: Australia 1788-1900

10.45 - 11.00am


11.00 - 12.30pm

HDR Symposium (Session 1) – Chair: Stephen Clibborn

[1HDR1] Control Mechanisms in Devolved Public Education Work
Isabella Dabaja
Academic discussant: Mihajla Gavin

[1HDR2] A Systematic Review on Algorithmic Management: Evaluating the implications and opportunities for Employment Relations research
Rick Sullivan
Academic discussant: Josh Healy

[1HDR3] Employee Voice During a University Restructure: A Case Study
Arlene Sale
Academic discussant: Anne Junor

[1HDR4] The prevalence and nature of maltreatment of child laborers in Bangladesh: A qualitative study on expert's perspectives
Md Abdul Ahad
Academic discussant: Martijn Boersma

[1HDR5] Trade unions and OHS in the Indonesian construction industry: finding voice for informal workers
Heidi Vivian
Academic discussant: Michael Quinlan

12.30 - 1.30pm

Break – AIRAANZ Executive Committee meeting

1.30 - 3.00pm

HDR Symposium (Session 2) – Chair: Lisa Heap

[2HDR1] A job or cultural exchange? Reconciling tensions between au pairing as work and non-work
Angela Kintominas
Academic discussant: Fiona Macdonald

[2HDR2] Institutional Interdependency: Explaining the Relationship between Female Labour Force Participation and Fertility Rates in Post-Industrial Nations
Daniel Dinale
Academic discussant: Sara Charlesworth

[2HDR3] The future of work in retail: the implications of digitalisation for gender equality
Laura Good
Academic discussant: Frances Flanagan

[2HDR4] Uber dads, flexible work and gender roles
Lisa Gulesserian
Academic discussant: Myra Hamilton

3.00 - 3.30pm


3.30 - 5.00pm

HDR Symposium (Session 3) – Chair: Lisa Gulesserian

[3HDR1] An Inclusive, Integrated, and Gender Responsive approach to preventing gender-based violence at work: What is it? How can we use it?
Lisa Heap
Academic discussant: Gaby Ramia

[3HDR2] Shaping gendered careers in the law: the role of the client
Talara Lee
Academic discussant: Glenda Strachan

[3HDR3] Low-paid women – A gendered analysis of Annual Wage Reviews 2017-2020
Jenny Malone
Academic discussant: Alison Preston

[3HDR4] Women Working Outside Home: Between Agency and Cultural Construct
Endah Prihatiningtyastut
Academic discussant: Elizabeth Hill

[3HDR5] Social Upgrading during the Pandemic: Evidence from the Bangladeshi Garment Industry
Kashfia Ameen
Academic discussant: Susan McGrath-Champ

Day 2: Thursday 10th February

Please note: all times listed below are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time.

Track A

Track B

Track C

Track D

Workers' Rights, Health and Safety Digitalisation of Work, the Gig and Platform Economy – Stream (1) COVID – Stream (1) SPECIAL SESSION – Researching with Essential Workers during Covid-19: employee wellbeing in community support
Stream Chairs Johanna Macneil Josh Healy Angela Knox Katherine Ravenswood
9.00 - 10.30am

[1A1] A Collaborative Approach to Promoting Mental Health: Conceptual issues and early findings in the Australian Manufacturing Industry
Timothy Bartram, Mark Bray, Beni Halvorsen, Johanna Macneil and Lena Wang

[1A2] Domestic Work, Mental Health and COVID-19 in South-East Asia: Evidence from Formal Workers in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam
Suneha Seetahul, Elizabeth Hill and Marian Baird

[1A3] External social support as buffer to unpleasant work circumstances. Or why your friends can make your life at work better
Gerry Treuren and Jonathan Sale

[1B1] Road transport regulation, safety and the prospects for the gig economy
David Peetz

[1B2] Consumers in the gig economy: Resisting or reinforcing precarious work?
Josh Healy and Andreas Pekarek

[1C1] COVID-19, Supply Chain Governance and the State‚ Labor Nexus
Michele Ford, Michael Gillan and Kristy Ward

[1C2] Review of regulatory responses to exacerbated vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case study of cleaning workers
Shelley Marshall, Carla Unger and Sara Toedt

[1C3] We have been on a huge roller coaster ride: A multi-stakeholder perspective of impacts in the hospitality sector from COVID-19
Mihajla Gavin and Kyoung-Hee Yu

[1C4] Why Am I Travelling to Work When Everyone Else is Staying Home? An Empirical Examination of Ethnicity Effects on Work Mobility during COVID-19 Lockdowns
Ryan Lamare and Patricia Tabarani

This session reports on a large-scale qualitative project conducted during 2021. The project is funded by the Covid-19 Equity Response Community Action Grant: Health Research Council Funding HRC Reference: 20/1383.

[1D1] Research partnership in action: Reflections of academic privilege within community research
Amber Nicholson

[1D2] Filling the gaps: the role of individual and collective actions in protecting support worker wellbeing
Fiona Hurd

[1D3] Precarious work, pandemics and wellbeing
Katherine Ravenswood

[1D4] Fighting for our lives: policy changes to improve community support workers' wellbeing
Andrea Fromm and Kirsty McCully

10.30 - 11.00 Break
Gender Stream Mixed Stream SPECIAL SESSION – Beyond the enterprise: Building sectoral collective bargaining systems in the Anglophone world SPECIAL SESSION – Evolution or Revolution? Will the shock of Covid 19 Lead to Evolution of ER Practices and Policies, or is a Revolution due?
Stream Chairs Meraiah Foley Donella Capersz Jim Stanford Danaë Anderson
11.00 – 12.30pm

[2A1] Bargaining for Reproductive Leave
Marian Baird, Elizabeth Hill and Sydney Colussi

[2A2] Successful futures? A gender analysis of valued skills for the future of the law
Talara Lee, Meraiah Foley, Rae Cooper, Briony Lipton and Ariadne Vromen

[2A3] Workplace violence in Southeast Asia
Kristy Ward and Michele Ford

[2A4] FWC early childhood and equal remuneration case determination
Meg Smith and Andrew Stewart

[2B1] Exploring the Implications of Remote Work on Workers, Workload Demands and Health
Riley Henderson

[2B2] COVID-19 and the Experience of Work of Temporary Labour Migrants in Australia
Donella Caspersz, Renata Casado, Christopher Forde and Zinovijus Ciupijus

[2B3] Modern slavery regulation - making a molehill out of a mountain?
Marilyn Pittard

[2C1] Strengthening Unions and Supporting Broader-Based Bargaining: Lessons from the US and Britain
David Madland

[2C2] New Zealand’s Fair Pay Agreements: A New Model of Multi-Employer Bargaining
Craig Renney

[2C3] Revitalising the Old to Make Anew: A Sectoral Bargaining System Designed for Australia
Alison Pennington

[2C4] Sector Bargaining in Feminised Care Work: Challenges on the Ground
Emma Cannen

[2D1] Legislating for Frustration? Termination of Employment under the COVID-19 Response (Vaccinations) Legislation Act 2021
Damian Treanor

[2D2] COVID-19 and the Fast Evolution of OHS: A Practitioner Response
Shivashni Singh

[2D3] Evolution? Revolution? How about Compliance? Data from The New Zealand Hospitality Worker Experience Survey shows hospitality is still struggling with the basics
David Williamson, Erling Rasmussen and Camille Palao

[2D4] A Revolution? Embedding Change in New Zealand Employment Relations Policy post-COVID-19
Danaë Anderson

12.30 - 1.30 Break
COVID – Stream (2) Digitalisation of Work, the Gig and Platform Economy – Stream (2) SPECIAL SESSION – Future of Work, Job Quality and Marginalised Workers SPECIAL SESSION –Flexible Working: Emerging trends and issues
Stream Chairs Jim Arrowsmith Alex Veen Dimitria Groutsis & Gaby Ramia Sue Ressia
1.30 – 3.00pm

[3A1] How the COVID-19 Pandemic Shifted the Philippine Workforce into Work-From-Home Arrangements
Virgel Binghay and Jose Maria Binghay

[3A2] What do employers think about the Living Wage? Insights from New Zealand in a context of Covid and a rising Minimum Wage.
Jim Arrowsmith and Jane Parker

[3A3] Danger, Keep Out! Trade Union Rights of Entry during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Katherine McFarlane

[3A4] Private Regulation under COVID: the case of the UK's voluntary Living Wage
Edmund Heery, Deborah Hann and David Nash

[3B1] The digitisation of work in early childhood
Erin Harper, Rachel Wilson and Susan McGrath-Champ

[3B2] A framework for evaluating the quality of gig work in Sub-Saharan Africa
Desmond Tutu Ayentimi, Hossein Ali Abadi and John Burgess

[3B3] The gig economy and the labour market participation of traditionally marginalised workers
Alex Veen, Caleb Goods, Tom Barratt, Myra Hamilton and Marian Baird

[3C1] Designing gender equality into the future of work: In high and low pay sectors
Rae Cooper, Meraiah Foley, Briony Lipton, Ariadne Vromen

[3C2] The role of organisational cultures in producing gendered career trajectories: Case studies from defence and academia
Kate Huppatz

[3C3] Subjective well-being at work, expectations for the future and discrimination: An intersectional analysis of migration and gender in the Australian workforce
Elizabeth Hill and Suneha Seetahul

[3C4] An integrated framework for a refugee centred approach to ‘meaningful work’: Reimagining refugee labour market policies
Dimitria Groutsis and Annika Kaabel

[3C5] A self-determined approach to understanding Indigenous experiences at work: Gari Yala - ‘Speak the Truth’
Nareen Young and Jane O’Leary

[3C6] From neglect to modern slavery: Specialised disability employment programs in Australia
Mihajla Gavin, Linda Steele, Simon Darcy and Kathryn Johns

[3C7] Understanding employee discontent in a post-COVID-19 world: The marginalised workers’ perspective
Lisa Perrone and Jasmin Perrone

[3C8] Is the future of work the future of welfare? Understanding marginalised work inside and outside of paid employment
Gaby Ramia

[3D1] Hybrid Working: Tensions and contradictions of managerial prerogative
Sue Williamson and Linda Colley

[3D2] Preferences for flexible working arrangements: Before, during and after COVID-19
Marian Baird and Daniel Dinale

[3D3] "You can work from anywhere within a country, but you can't work from anywhere around the world": The future of remote work in a post-pandemic world
Mihajla Gavin, Susan McGrath-Champ and Anthony Fee

[3D4] Closing the gap between flexible work policies and their implementation? A University Case Study
Bona Anna, Yvette Blout, Jean-Philippe Deranty, Troy Sarina and Lucy Taksa

3.00 - 4.00pm Break
4.00 – 5.30pm

Chair: Professor Bradon Ellem
Keynote: Professor Virginia Doellgast, Cornell University
Worker voice in the digital economy: Negotiating over automation, surveillance, and algorithmic management

Day 3: Friday 11th February

Please note: all times listed below are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time.

Track A

Track B

Track C

Track D

9.00 - 10.00am

Labour & Industry AIRAANZ subcommittee + Editorial Board joint meeting (subcommittee and board members only)

Mixed Stream Union Collaboration and Power COVID – Stream (3) SPECIAL SESSION – Women's work in the 2020s: what is the new normal?
Stream Chairs Martin O'Brien Bradon Ellem Rae Cooper Glenda Strachan
10.30 – 12.00pm

[4A1] Productivity Effects of Worker Representation on the Board
Derek Jones and Jeffrey Pliskin

[4A2] Employees Experiences of Corporate Culture in Hybrid Workplaces: Work Not As Usual
Jordan Smith, Marjorie Jerrard and Greg J. Bamber

[4A3] The impact of public sector employment on regions in times of economic fluctuation and crisis
Martin O'Brien

[4A4] Platforms As Capitalists, Infrastructures Of Accumulation: Examining The Platformisation And Commercialisation Of The Labour Relationship
Monique McKenzie

[4B1] Collaborating with industry for impact: Lessons on academic-practitioner engagement with trade unions
Mihajla Gavin, Meghan Stacey, Susan McGrath-Champ and Rachel Wilson

[4B2] The Power Within: A Study of Union Power to Regulate Labour Standards in Fissured Workplaces
Alison Rudman

[4B3] Professional Unionism and its Implications for Interests and Identities
Nick Krachler

[4B4] Comprehensive Campaigning in the Gig Economy: Union Attempts to Strengthen Labour Regulation in the Australian Food Delivery Sector
Frances Orman and Chris F Wright

[4C1] Digitisation and technological change: A new form of work in the time of COVID
Jonathan Sale and Arlene Sale

[4C2] What are the implications for labour in Australia of industrial, labour market and climate change post-COVID?
Anne Junor, Al Rainnie and Burçin Hatipoglu

[4C3] The rewards of being an essential worker: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australian retail workers
Ariadne Vromen, Briony Lipton, Meraiah Foley and Rae Cooper

[4D1] Understanding the Gendered Effects of COVID-19 in universities. Insights from Australian and Canadian Academics.
Alison Preston, Scott Walsworth, Johana Westar and David Peetz

[4D2] The impact of COVID-19 arrangements on HEW Level 1-6 professional university staff without caring responsibilities
Alison Prescott, Susan Ressia and Keith Townsend

[4D3] Effects of COVID-19 and Working Menopausal Women in Australia
Vanessa Giannos, Ruth McPhail, Amie Shaw and Carys Chan

[4D4] Direct selling: enabling the inclusion of women within the Base of Pyramid (BOP) labour market during COVID era
Mahan Poorhosseinzadeh, Maryam Masoumi, Samaneh Solemani and Mulyadi Robin

12.00 - 1.00pm Break
Underpayment and Worker Exploitation Mixed Stream Climate Change and Industrial Relations – Stream (1) SPECIAL SESSION – Work organisation through digital platforms: Challenges for regulation and worker representation
Stream Chairs Russell Lansbury Marian Baird Caleb Goods Sara Charlesworth
1.00 - 2.30pm

[5A1] Why do employers underpay wages? A systematic literature review
Stephen Clibborn and Sally Hanna-Osborne

[5A2] Structure-less and ad hoc: navigating unpaid internship experiences in Australia
Tilly South

[5A3] The changing protective subject of minimum wage laws in Australia
Stephen Clibborn and Frances Flanagan

[5A4] The exploitation of paid aged support worker bodies in the marketised context of aged care
Sandra Martain

[5B1] Victorian Treaty Process: Elders, Voice and the Tale of Two Realities
Kevin Moore

[5B2] From the Department of Industrial Relations to the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney, 1953 - 2020
John Michael O'Brien and Marian Baird

[5B3] Call it what you will, we will just call it as we see it: racism in the Academy not unusual
Mark Jones, Pauline Stanton and Mark Rose

[5C1] The next pandemic? Climate change and work after covid-19
Al Rainnie and Mark Dean

[5C2] We are in the coal business: Maintaining fossil fuel hegemony in the face of climate change
Christopher Wright, Randi Irwin, Daniel Nyberg and Vanessa Bowden

[5C3] Green new dealism? Climate change, collective identity and union renewal in the Canadian auto industry
Kori Allan and Joanna Robinson

[5C4] High heat and the challenge of climate change for unions
Elizabeth Humphrys

[5D1] The Future of Unions and Worker Representation: The Digital Picket Line
Anthony Forsyth

[5D2] Individualising Risk: Paid Care Work in the New Gig Economy
Fiona Macdonald

[5D3] Discussant 2
Sara Charlesworth

2.30 - 3.00pm Break
Precarious Employment and Workers' Rights Climate Change and Industrial Relations – Stream (2) SPECIAL SESSION – A New Workplace Relations Architecture SPECIAL SESSION – Underdog entrepreneurship (women, immigrants, disabled, LGBTQ...) and labour market dynamics in the past, present and future
Stream Chairs Alison Williams Frances Flanagan James Fleming Jock Collins
3.00 – 4.30pm

[6A1] Does remote work actually work? Working from home, psychosocial risk and workers' rights
Alexis Vassiley, Tim Bentley, Mehran Nejati Ajibisheh, Amanda Devine, Maryam Omari, Azadeh Shafaei Darastani, Julie Ann Pooley and Abilio de Almeida Neto

[6A2] The Impact of ICT on Working from Home: Evidence from EU Countries
Vahagn Jerbashian and Montserrat Vilalta

[6B1] Coal, Climate Change and the Workplace: Power and Militant Particularism‚ in Queensland Mining
Bradon Ellem

[6B2] Slowing the treadmill for a Good Life for All? German trade union narratives and social-ecological transformation
Katharina Keil and Hallini Kreinin

[6B3] Not my task: Role perceptions in a green transition among shop stewards in the Norwegian petroleum industry
Camilla Houeland and David Jordhus-Lier

[6C1] A New Workplace Relations Architecture – Outcomes-Focussed Devolution for a Fair Go All Round
James Fleming

[6C2] Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying and the new AIER framework
Anna Chapman

[6C3] A New Workplace Relations Architecture – The Objectives of a Reformed Industrial Relations System
Michael Harmer

[6C4] Balancing the scales of justice and sharpening the sword of enforcement
David Peetz

[6C5] Fair Standard and Remuneration: A New Architecture
Marilyn Pittard

[6D1] Minority Entrepreneurship in Australia: Theory, Policy and Dynamics
Jock Collins

[6D2] First Peoples Enterprise Success
Mark Jones, Pauline Stanton and Mark Rose

[6D3] Minority Entrepreneurship and Employment Opportunities: Past, Present and Future
Mulaydi Robin, Tareq Rasul and Mahan Poorhosseinzadeh

[6D4] Immigrant Entrepreneurs' Innovation: Mixed Blessing of Mixed Embeddedness
Shayegheh Ashourizadeh, Kent Wickstrøm and Li Jizhen

[6D5] Breaking employment barriers: Entrepreneurial and digital learning and access amongst precariat ageing women
Dhara Shah and Ainslie Meiklejohn

4.30 – 6.00pm Vic Taylor Award Ceremony followed by AIRAANZ AGM