Trade Unions and Labour Movements in the Asia-Pacific Region

1st Edition

Byoung-Hoon Lee, Ng Sek-Hong, Russell D Lansbury

Routledge
September 26, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 328 Pages
ISBN 9780367190491 - CAT# K417347
Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

USD$185.00

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Summary

Recent developments in the world economy, including deindustrialisation and the digital revolution, have led to an increasingly individualistic relationship between workers and employers, which in turn has weakened labour movements and worker representation. However, this process is not universal, including in some countries of Asia, where trade unions are closely aligned with the interests of the dominant political party and the state. This book considers the many challenges facing trade unions and worker representation in a wide range of Asian countries. For each country full background is given on how trade unions and other forms of worker representation have arisen. Key questions then considered include the challenges facing trade unions and worker representation in each country, the extent to which these are a result of global or local developments and the actions being taken by trade unions and worker representative bodies to cope with the challenges.

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