Collective bargaining in the agricultural sector


RIRDC seeks to better understand the current use of collective bargaining in the agricultural sector. In particular, RIRDC seeks to identify examples of where collective bargaining is being used effectively and to identify current barriers to greater uptake of opportunities for collective bargaining. RIRDC seeks recommendations with regard to policy and strategies to improve uptake of opportunities for farmers to collectively bargain and to ascertain whether there is a role for regional and peak bodies in supporting these processes.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

Bond University

Objective Summary

To explore the uptake and effectiveness of collective bargaining in agriculture, and in particular what if any are the barriers to greater use of collective bargaining arrangements by farmers.

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Project Start Date

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Project Completion Date

Friday, May 15, 2015

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues


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Research summary: Collective Bargaining in the Agricultural Sector