Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2018, Page: 103-110
A Study on the Reform of Grass-Root Trade Unions and the Promotion of Collective Bargaining in China
Cheng Liu, School of Law and Political Science, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China
Received: Sep. 26, 2018;       Accepted: Oct. 12, 2018;       Published: Nov. 6, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.jhrm.20180603.13      View  999      Downloads  175
In China, the actual union cadre appointment system formed during the planned economy period and the content of the work of the trade unions centered on welfare and entertainment must be changed, and the trade union cadres who have become lazy and silly under the planned economy system must be retrained or adjusted. And there shall be an incentive and restraint mechanism to make them work hard. At present, the most important measure to safeguard workers' rights and interests in China is to activate grass-root trade unions through reform; activating grass-root trade unions is also a prerequisite for promoting collective bargaining. The reform of grass-root trade unions is not only inevitable and necessary, but also feasible; the main measures for grass-root trade union reform are direct election of grass-root trade unions and representative litigation of trade unions on behalf of individual workers. The promotion of collective bargaining cannot be separated from the grass-root trade union reform, and the way of collective bargaining itself is also very important. Resulted from local conditions, Guangdong Model and Zhejiang Model are good examples in collective bargaining. Guangdong Model is a strike-leading model, where industrial disputes begin with a strike, and the employer advocated collective bargaining follows as a result of the strike; Zhejiang Model is a group job-hopping leading model, where the industrial disputes begin with group job-hopping or group sabotage, and the sectoral trade union advocated collective bargaining follows as a result of joint-pricing of employers. All localities ought to choose the right way according to local conditions.
Grass-Root Trade Union, Direct Election, Representative Litigation, Collective Bargaining
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Cheng Liu, A Study on the Reform of Grass-Root Trade Unions and the Promotion of Collective Bargaining in China, Journal of Human Resource Management. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2018, pp. 103-110. doi: 10.11648/j.jhrm.20180603.13
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