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Karen is a Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Tasmania working on an ARC funded project ‘Regions undergoing transition: the role of unions and their peak bodies’. Karen’s research interests lie in trade union renewal, union organising, worker voice especially through trade unions, workers in precarious employment with a focus on disability support workers, gender pay equity and decent work.
Mobilisation theory seeks to explain how workers and trade unions are able to shift workplace grievances to forms of collective action. Drawing on mobilisation theory, the focus here is on two unions whose memberships include disability support workers in the not-for-profit disability support sector. Historically, union practice formed around servi...