Trade Unions and Labour Movements in the Asia-Pacific Region

1st Edition

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

Published September 19, 2019
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9780367190491 - CAT# K417347
Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia


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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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