Testing Industrial Relations
- ABC Background Briefing, 2005
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The program was produced for Background Briefing, ABC Radio Nationalâs flagship investigative journalism program. The programs listed below are each 54 minutes in duration and the product of 6-7 weeks of intensive research, interviewing, editing, sound design, writing and production Workers at the Boeing Williamtown site near Newcastle have been on strike for almost 5 months. They're on individual contracts, and most have never been in a union before. Now they want the Industrial Relations Commission to authorise a secret ballot on the right to have a collective agreement. It's never been tried before, it's risky - and the obstacles are formidable.
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