This is a book about the Employment Relations Act (2000) covering its first two to three years. Fourteen chapters by a variety of experienced and respected authors -- employers, unionists, academics -- will evaluate the Act and discuss its effects and its ongoing implications. It will cover the initial controversy surrounding the Act, bargaining processes and outcomes, changes to employment law, employer reactions and strategies, union and employee reactions and strategies. It will present new information and analyses and will be an excellent resource for teaching and for researchers and practitioners. It will include a chapter by the minister, Margaret Wilson, explaining the rationale behind the Act and contributions from well-known experts in the field such as Professor Pat Walsh, Simon Carlaw, Ross Wilson and Professor Nigel Haworth.
The editor Dr Erling Rasmussen is a senior lecturer in employment relations at the University of Auckland and the author of a number of books in this area including Employment Relations in New Zealand with John Deeks and Introduction to Employment Relations in New Zealand with Felicty Lamm.