Impact Of Globalization On The Economy Of Japan

992 WordsApr 21, 20164 Pages
Dean and Guevara, 2001 Reshaping the economy of Japan was characterised by the growth of non-regular employees, workforce diversity and the decaying life-long employment system. Renaissance of global labour movement was strongly supported by Japanese Trade Union Movement. Strategic interference of the union is dominant in developing industries of Information Technology and tele communications. Japan exercises influence on the developing countries of Asia. Availability of cheap labour in Asia implemented competition in the global market, liberalization of trade and disrupted the employment policies governing solidity of the economy. Workers now attempted to replace the enterprise unions typical in Japan since the 19th century with industrial unions(n44) or strong union federations. . Union Structure and Influence The role of workers was shaped by the Japanese labour system and it took a legal structure during postwar period thereby portraying union as an autonomous and democratic one. Industrial relations of post war Japan was modelled on the United States framework. This is the advent of enterprise-based unionism where the union stand on behalf of all the workers of an organisation representing employees ranging from the basic workers to lower level managers. Union membership could be rounded to 85 % then. Unions were awarded with the power of decision making in course of time when corporate governance stepped in with an urge for democratization. The employment system of
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