The demise of full-time, life-time jobs; the rise of part-time work, job sharing, contract work, working from home and temporary employment agencies all herald a new world of work. There are radical new laws with major changes to the structure of industrial relations. Jim Macken's book analyses the nature of the global changes taking place and the consequences on employment and industrial relations. He covers changes to the law and to the industrial relations structure, including unions, peak councils, management structures and industrial tribunals. He challenges current entrenched ideas of the future of employment in Australia.