Wage Boards for the 21st Century: Revisiting Sectoral Standard-Setting Mechanisms for the Workplace
As existing labour relations and minimum standards regulatory systems have continued to struggle to ensure acceptable worker voice and workplace standards, attention has increasingly turned to whether broader-based or sectoral approaches can offer solutions. Broader-based or sectoral approaches can be understood as falling into three categories of models: multi-employer, juridical extension, and sectoral standard-setting models. A key difference among these is that the first two categories involve not only collective representation of workers but also collective bargaining; the third model – sectoral standard-setting – involves a form of collective representation, but does not involve collective bargaining, which is characterized by compelled recognition, a duty to bargain in good faith, and a duty of fair representation borne by employee representatives. Instead, sectoral standard-setting models involve forms of negotiation and consultation.
Slinn, Sara, "Wage Boards for the 21st Century: Revisiting Sectoral Standard-Setting Mechanisms for the Workplace" (2019). Conference Papers. 8.
This conference paper was presented at the Labour Law Research Network Conference (LLRN 4) Valparaíso, Chile, June 23-25, 2019.