Kluwer Law International 2004 192 s. (Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations Volume 49) ISBN 90-411-2239-7
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Important issues concerning labour and industrial relations necessarily arise
as markets among the countries around the Pacific Ocean become more integrated.
With economic activity levels as different as that of the United States and that
of Papua New Guinea, and with labour forces ranging in size from that of China
to that of the Sultanate of Brunei not to mention a vast spectrum of diverse
cultural standards and customs this important regional grouping demands the
attention of labour law specialists if trade integration is to proceed amicably
and to the benefit of all.
In this valuable book sixteen academics and other professionals in the field
present informed and insightful essays on aspects of labour and industrial
relations law in ten countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and the United States) as well as under the ASEAN
regime. Among the imperative issues these authors elucidate are the following:
collaboration within the firm to raise productivity;
the need for competitiveness among firms;
the importance of human relations and social responsibility;
the development of social security policy; and
reducing the risk and absorbing the benefits of integration under
conditions of rapid social and industrial change.
These papers were originally presented in 2001 in a report by the Peruvian
labour journal An lisis Laboral, in response to a request by the Regional Office
of the International Labour Organisation for a study of employment conditions,
labour relations, and social security in the APEC countries as seen from a Latin
American perspective. It was immediately apparent that many of the papers in
this report were of great value to the international labour law community, and
accordingly those papers are collected and reprinted here.
Table of Contents:
Editorial. List of Contributors. 1. Employment Law in the Context of the
Changing Pattern of Employment Relations in Australia; R. Lansbury. 2.
Canadian Industrial Relations; M. Thompson, D. Taras. 3. Chile: Labour
Relations Beginning the XXI Century; E. Morgado Valenzuela. 4. Labour Law
and Industrial Relations in China; Ying Zhu 5. The Labor Situation in
Japan; Y. Asao. 6. 2001 Annual Review for Japan; T. Hanami. 7.
Industrial Relations in Korea: Recent Changes and New Challenges; Won-Duck
Lee. 8. PDR Systems Theory Perspective on Employment Relations in a
Globalizing Asia: A Korean Case; Hyo-Soo Lee, Jaehooni Rhee. 9. Social
Security in Mexico: An Overview; A. G. Ruiz Moreno. 10. Employment and
Work Culture in Mexico Under the Shadow of NAFTA, 1994-2002; A. Vasquez
Párraga. Labour in New Zealand; A.J. Geare. 12. 2002: The Peruvian
Labour Field; J. Bernedo Alvarado. 13. The Labor Relations System of the
United States; E. Cordova. 14. Industrial Relations in ASEAN: A
Comparative Analysis; B. Parasuraman.