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Yasmin  Rittau

Dr Yasmin Rittau
Dip. (Teaching), B.A. (Hons), PhD

[email protected]

Research interests: Partnerships, Cooperative Employment Relations, Trades councils

Dr Yasmin Rittau completed her Ph.D. at the University of Sydney in 2002 and had joined CISC as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the High Performance Work Systems group at NUI Galway in November 2002. Dr Rittau holds a B.A. (Hons) in Industrial Relations from the University of Wollongong and a Diploma in Teaching from the Wollongong Institute of Education. Dr Rittau's thesis examined the social partnership between the Federal Australian government and the labour movement during the 'Accord' period between 1983 and 1996, and in particular explored how this national context, union strategy and other factors allowed regional 'unions of unions' to attract employment to their regions. Dr Rittau's case study of these issues in relation to the South Coast Labour Council has been published in Economic and Industrial Democracy (2005) and the Journal of Industrial Relations (2003). She is currently working with Dr Tony Dundon in the development of theory and practice surrounding the fusion of adversarial and collaborative industrial relations systems in Ireland. This work-in-progress has been presented to the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) conference (2004) and the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) conference (2004). In addition to her research activity, Dr Rittau has extensive university teaching experience in employment relations and human resource management.

Research projects:

PRTLI_HPWS: "High Performance Work Systems in Ireland" (Participant) Details>>

Publications, presentations etc.:

Journal articles:

Rittau, Y. "Regional Labour Councils, Local Employment Generation and Labour-Community Coalitions." Journal of Industrial Relations, 2003, pp. 397-402.

CISC Working papers:

Rittau, Y., 'Regional Union Response to Restructuring : a case study of an Australian trades council', CISC Working Paper No. 4. Details >>

Conference papers/presentations:

Rittau, Y. and Dundon, T. "Cross-Dressing of New and Old Industrial Relations: Interrelationships between Enterprise Partnership and Traditional Industrial Relations in Ireland," Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. Noosa Australia, February 2004.

Rittau, Y., 'Regional Union Response to Regional Restructuring' paper presented at the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Conference, London 2-5 September 2003

Rittau, Y., Dundon, T., 'Workplace Union Organisation and Partnership: Evidence from the Republic of Ireland'British Universities Industrial Relations Association Conference, Nottingham University, 1st - 3rd July 2004 Paper Presentation International

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