Collective Bargaining in the Freelance, Contracting and Gig Economies*

As job-based employment seemingly evolves toward job-based entrepreneurship in the freelance, contracting and gig economies, we may soon witness the emergence of new models of workforce organisation and worker representation. That is, if the ACCC’s plan to grant a class exemption allowing small businesses to bargain collectively with their customers and suppliers goes ahead. (more…)

Three States of Accord (and its Opposite)*

When we are helping clients to rehabilitate their terms of business,  we often need to reflect on the nature and quality of their agreement (and its opposite). And although we have been taught that agreement is good and that disagreement or conflict is bad, adopting an accord-centred approach makes it possible to reflect a little…