From Government Regulation to Industrial Democracy? -- The Transformation of Employment Relations in Taiwan
|篇名||From Government Regulation to Industrial Democracy? -- The Transformation of Employment Relations in Taiwan|
According to the industrial relations systems approach, there are several conversion mechanisms adapted by any of the industrial relations system. This paper attempts to explore whether there is a transformation of mechanisms from government regulation to industrial democracy in Taiwanese employment relations. There is a demand from the workers to have more industrial democracy in the workplace. The employers’ responses and government policies are two important factors to determine the direction and the progress of the industrial democracy in Taiwan. There is still strong resistance from the management toward industrial democracy at the plant or enterprise levels. The burden is on the workers and government side. The workers better believe in the “political theory” of collective bargaining and organizing together as the first step. When Taiwanese workers have the will and solidarity, there will be a way toward participation and democracy. If the government provides more collective labor laws on the protection of union organization and promotion of labor participation, it is optimistic to see more industrial democracy.
|關鍵詞||Employment relations; industrial democracy|