Industrial Democracy in China – With additional studies on Germany, South-Korea and Vietnam
Rudolf Traub-Merz, Kinglun Ngok (eds.); China Social Sciences Press, Beijing, January 2012
Industrial relations in China are undergoing profound changes that were set in motion by reforms which ended centralised control of employment and wage fixing, reintroduced labour markets and made negotiations on labour contracts and wages extremely one-sided. This book is based on and expands upon a joint workshop by Sun Yat-sen University and FES on the topic of "Industrial Democracy — Building Harmonious Labour Relations" in April 2010 in Guangzhou. The workshop focussed on ways and means of interest representation of workers — through trade unions, workers’ congresses or other means — and debated development trends in China within an international context by comparing them with interest representation in Germany, South-Korea and Vietnam.