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China labor laws 2008-employer compliance and the new conciliation and arbitration system

China labor laws 2008-employer compliance and the new conciliation and arbitration system

Avoidance or compliance? Labor administration strengthened The state apparatus at all levels has stronger compliance powers. Whether they employ sanctions against businesses in breach will be seen. The labor administration departments are to ensure improved investigation, supervision and inspections of companies. Cooney (2007b) details inadequacies in bureaucratic (non)implementation of earlier workplace rules. With inadequate numbers […]

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China: Workers and Unions - News July to September 2008

China: Workers and Unions – News July to September 2008

1. More MNC workers to get bargaining power China Daily 18 july 2008 More workers in multinational companies will be able to safeguard their legitimate rights and interests by September, a senior trade union official has said. Workers have been able to form trade unions in less than 50 percent of the Fortune Global 500 […]

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China's new Labor Laws: employment contract reforms

China’s new Labor Laws: employment contract reforms

November 2007 China’s new labor law system on employment contracts promises to protect their precarious workforce from the excesses of capitalism. The 10th National People’s Congress (NPC) passed Labor Law Contracts on June 29th 2007. They are in force from 1st January 2008. What are the industrial relations issues addressed? What are the new rights […]

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