176 pages | 4 B/W Illus.
A key factor in Korea's economic success is the nature of industrial relations in Korean business and industry. Joo-Yeon Jeong presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of industrial relations in Korea. He shows how union membership has changed over recent decades, and how the focus of bargaining has widened from purely financial considerations to include a much wider range of issues including, principally, issues related to job security. In addition, the book considers the role of government in shaping the legal and institutional environment, and of employers, who have taken a more aggressive role towards unions since the mid-1990s.
1. Introduction 2. Diversity and Dynamism in Organizations of Enterprise Unions 3. Enterprise Union Organization, Bargaining and Disputes in the Economic Developmental 4. Growth of Enterprise Unions in the Democratization Period 5. Decline of Enterprise Unions during the Sluggish Economic Growth Period 6. Conclusion