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Name: Promotion of Worker Participation and Cooperation Act (Act No. 5312).
Country: Korea, Republic of
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-03-13
Entry into force:
ISN: KOR-1997-L-46400
Bibliography: New Labor-related Laws, 1997-03, Ministry of Labor, Republic of Korea, pp. 49-56
Labor Laws of Korea 1998, Ministry of Labor, Republic of Korea, pp. 63-70
Labor Laws of Korea 2004, Ministry of Labor, Republic of Korea, pp. 95-104
Labor Laws of Korea 2007, Ministry of Labor, Republic of Korea, Part II, pp. 125-134
Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line in English Ministry of Government Legislation, Republic of Korea PDF of Act in English as amended to 04/06/2010 PDF of Act in English as amended to 04/06/2010 (consulted on 2011-06-06)
Abstract/Citation: Each business or workplace shall establish a Labor-Management Council which shall decide on matters related to working conditions. The Council shall be composed of an equal number of members representing labor and management. Specifically, the Council shall decide on matters related to, inter alia, improvement of productivity, recruitment, training and placement of workers, occupational safety and health, wage and payment of wages, hours of work and rest periods, employee's stock ownership and profit sharing, and welfare of workers. Businesses and workplaces shall also designate Grievance Handling Members who shall deal with workers' grievances and report to the Council. A Central Consultative Body among Workers, Employers and the Government shall be established to consult on general labor issues such as industrial relations, employment, and national industry. Available in English, consolidated.
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