Industrial Relations in China

Industrial Relations in China

By: Bill Taylor (author), Li Qi (author), Chang Kai (author)Hardback

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This work provides a systematic introduction to, and exploration of, the emerging system of industrial relations in China and draws on the authors' extensive research and direct involvement in the developments taking place. The authors argue that there are both unifying and fragmenting elements to the ongoing development of industrial relations, but overall it is one in which the state continues to maintain a major and direct influence. Divisions between workers and managers may be escalating with increased open conflicts, but this book reveals that the picture is far more complex and contradictory than to assume that the solution is convergence with western-style industrial relations systems. The authors conclude that the industrial relations institutions and processes still act within a political context of the guiding hand of the Chinese Communist party.

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Chapter one - Introduction: industrial relations method; industrial relations debates in China; content of chapters. Part One Industrial arrangements: chapter two - the role of government; government interests, government roles in industrial relations, function of establishing market mechanism, methods of government regulation, Chinese labour law and labour law framework, regulation concerning individual labour rights, inspector, state relations with other actors, conclusion; chapter three - enterprises and managers; forms of enterprise, corporate governance, the managers and their organisations, conclusion; chapter four - workers; concepts relating to workers in China, work organization in the planned period, labour market and employment patterns, workers' rights in post-socialist China, changing experience of work, conclusion; chapter five - trade unions; the ACFTU in the planned economy, contradictions in ACFTU's reform, trade unions external relations, recognition and the right of association, conclusion. Part two - Industrial relations processes: chapter six - participation; changing forms of participation in China, workers' congress in enterprises, employee directors and supervisor system, the system of "opening corporate affairs", conclusion; chapter seven - labour conflict and settlement; meaning and causes of labour conflict, handling labour disputes, collective actions, conclusion; chapter eight - collective contract; the legal framework of the collective contract system, implementation process of the collective contract system, an analysis on collective contract clauses, variations in the system of collective consultation, conclusion; chapter nine - conclusion; summary of chapters, main arguments, changing workplace industrial relations, development of a working class, future directions.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/11/2003
  • ISBN13: 9781840645781
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781840645781
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 1840645784

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