Japan April 5 - Employment Relations and Labor Movements in Japan A pril 5 2011 Discussion What are the major characteristics of Japanese

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April 5, 2011 Employment Relations and Labor Movements in Japan
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Discussion What are the major characteristics of Japanese enterprise unions? What do you think of this form of union organization? Advantages? Disadvantages?
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Collective Bargaining Features: exclusively at the enterprise level; no clear boundaries between CB and joint consultation; CB focuses on pay issues Pay negotiations often happen during Shunto in April and May and are coordinated at the industry level; they are often separated from agreements on other working conditions which happens at the enterprise level Shunto: Spring Offensive, refers to coordination between and among employers and unions at the industry and national levels in the process of wage bargaining in Japan. Features of Shunto Negotiations are not over the “rate for the job” but over the employer’s total wage bill The synchronization of pay settlements every year eliminates the possibility of wage leapfrogging Private sector unions have come to take a greater lead in setting wage norms
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course LABOR STUD 575:301 taught by Professor Liu during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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Japan April 5 - Employment Relations and Labor Movements in Japan A pril 5 2011 Discussion What are the major characteristics of Japanese

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