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dc.contributor.authorChang, Cheng
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Fang Lee
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T13:09:40Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T13:09:40Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1744-7941
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1744-7941.12181
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/381553
dc.description.abstractResearch on trade unions in China has commonly pointed to their inefficacy in organising and representing the workers as a formal institutional actor in industrial relations. Few empirical studies have examined the differing role of the unions at various levels during a strike through an in-depth study of the strike process and its settlement. This study addresses this research gap through a case study of a strike that took place in 2010 in a Japanese-funded auto plant in southern China. The paper extends existing knowledge of Chinese labour disputes/relations by highlighting the agency role of union actors at the grassroots level. We argue for a more nuanced view in understanding union officials’ and representatives’ respective roles and agency underpinned by their personal ideology, organisational resources and the broader political environment. These complexities and nuances shape the strike outcomes and the ensuing changes in the labour relations of each case company. This study makes a contribution towards the decent work agenda in China by demonstrating, through empirical evidence, what trade unions can do to help workers improve their employment terms and conditions at the workplace level.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom492
dc.relation.ispartofpageto517
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAsia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
dc.relation.ispartofvolume56
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.keywordsChina
dc.subject.keywordsEmployee involvement
dc.subject.keywordsLegislation
dc.subject.keywordsStrike
dc.subject.keywordsTrade union
dc.subject.keywordsUnion representatives
dc.titleLayers of union organising and representation: the case study of a strike in a Japanese-funded auto plant in China
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCooke, Fang L.


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