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Collective Consultation and Industrial Relations in China

  • Simon Clarke
  • Chang-Hee Lee
  • Qi Li
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    Economic reform in China has seen the replacement of the administrative regulation of labour relations by their contractual regulation, with an increasing emphasis on the role of the collective contract system. Studies of the introduction of the system emphasized the determining role of the state. In this paper we examine the more recent development of the collective contract system and conclude that it is primarily the continued integration of the trade union into management at the workplace that prevents collective consultation from providing an adequate framework for the regulation of labour relations. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd/London School of Economics 2004.

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    Article provided by London School of Economics in its journal British Journal of Industrial Relations.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 2 (06)
    Pages: 235-254

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:brjirl:v:42:y:2004:i:2:p:235-254
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