Labour Relations and Health Reform

A Comparative Study of Five Jurisdictions

  • Authors
  • Kurt Wetzel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kurt Wetzel
    Pages 1-11
  3. Kurt Wetzel
    Pages 86-90
  4. Kurt Wetzel
    Pages 127-161
  5. Kurt Wetzel
    Pages 198-222
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-230

About this book


Over the past 25 years, governments that operate publicly-funded health care systems have endeavoured to modernize service delivery and to control health spending. This has occasioned high profile efforts to reform and restructure previously stable health systems. Health organizations are typically complex, labour intensive and unionized. Health reform can have enormous consequences for workers and their unions. Governments' ideologies determine the nature of reform initiatives. This book examines the experiences of five jurisdictions - Great Britain, New Zealand, New South Wales, Saskatchewan and Alberta.


care health health care healthcare industrial relations labour organization organizations public health science and technology service unions

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