Trade Unions in China: The Challenge of Labour Unrest

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-04-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book focuses on how the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) is reforming under current conditions. It argues that it is the dependence of primary level trade unions on the employers, not acceptance of Party leadership, which is the main obstacle to effective union work and that the evolving labour unrest, as opposed to legal developments, is the main force driving trade union reform.

Author Biography

Tim Pringle has been researching labour relations in Asia since 1996 with particular attention to China. He has lived in China and Hong Kong for twelve years, and his previous publications include The Challenge of Transition: Trade Unions in Russia, China and Vietnam (Palgrave), with Simon Clarke.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Industrial relations in the People's Republic of Chinap. 11
Labour unrest in the state sector: the rise and demise of decent work with Chinese - and some Russian - characteristicsp. 56
From victims to subjects: the long march of migrant labourp. 87
Experimental pragmatism I: collective consultation in Xinhe townp. 114
Experimental pragmatism II: trade union rights centre in Yiwup. 133
Trade union elections: from dependency to democracy?p. 160
Constraining capital in the era of globalizationp. 183
Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 194
Indexp. 210
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