Non‐standard working‐time arrangements in Australia and New Zealand

Cameron Allan, Peter Brosnan, Pat Walsh
1998 International journal of manpower  
In the post-World War II period, working and social life has been organised around the concept of a standard day and week with premium payments for work undertaken during unsocial hours. In recent years, this standard model for organising working-time has been placed under pressure from a range of supplyand demand-side factors. This paper reports on the findings of 1995 survey into the extent and nature of non-standard working-time arrangements in Australia and New Zealand. This paper seeks to
more » ... ssess whether employers in the more deregulated New Zealand system have instigated a vastly different non-standard working-time regime from their Australian counterparts. The article concludes that there are only minor differences in the distribution of non-standard working hours in Australia and New Zealand. It appears that production and operational demands are the central imperative in the structuring of working-time within firms, not the system of labour regulation.
doi:10.1108/01437729810220419 fatcat:ryqeabstarf2fetbwth4qzj46q