Track C

Voice and representation in the context of Industry 4.0 and the digital economy

Special Session C:
Trade Unions and Labour Movements in Asia

Part 1: February 24, 2020
Chair: Russell Lansbury
Discussant: Byoung Hoon Lee

4:00PM-4:15PMSSC1Introduction to the SessionRussell Lansbury
4:15PM-4:30PMSSC2Australia: Australian unions:
Crisis, strategy, survival
Rae Cooper
Brandon Ellem
4:30PM-4:45PMSSC3China: Unions and alternative
forms of unions in an era of
privatisation and globalisation
Fang Lee Cooke
4:45PM-5:00PMSSC4Indonesia: Unions and labour
movemenbts in Indonesia
Sari Sitalaksmi
5:00PM-5:15PMSSC5Singapore: From worker
representation to worker
empowerment: the case of Singapore
Chew Soon Beng
Ryan Tan Hin Tuan
5:15PM-5:30PMOpen Forum

Part 2: February 25, 2020
Chair: Russell Lansbury
Discussants: Byoung Hoon Lee

10:30AM-10:45AMSSC6Philippines: worker representation
in a segmented and globalised
Philippine economy
Rene Ofreneo
SSC7Vietnam: The reform of Vietnam
trade unions and the government’s
challenge since Doi Moi
Ngan Collins
SSC8Japan: changes in the labour market
and employment relations in Japan
Katsuyuki Kubo
SSC9South Korea: labour unions
and worker representation in South Korea
Byoung Hoon Lee
Jimin Gim
Summary and Conclusion
of the Session
Byoung Hoon Lee
Open Forum

Concurrent Session C1:
Digital globalization and workers’ representation

February 24, 2020
Chair: Benedicto Ernesto Bitonio Jr.
University of the Philippines

4:00PM-4:15PMC136The new union avoidance
internationalism: how law
firms are using global standards
to undermine freedom of association
John Logan
San Francisco State University
4:15PM-4:30PMC126Digital transformation and polarised
employment relations: A study on
selected small & medium enterprises
in India
Abhishek Mishra
The University of Burdwan
4:30PM-4:45PMC148Labour market, corporate governance,
and employee voice and silence in the
post-bubble Japan
Ryohei Nakagawa
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
4:45PM-5:00PMC101Preventing labor relations risk: problems
to be solved by Chinese-funded
enterprises involved in “One Belt and One Road” initiative – a case of Brazil
Jian Qiao
China University of Labor Relations
5:00PM-5:15PMC174Perceptions and misconceptions on
labor unions in the Philippines —
challenges to the future of worker voice and representation
Dorothy Jay Maling
Revihilda Cendana Avon Abogadie
Irene Pino
Anne Jerelle Estanislao
Warren Dela Torre*
5:15PM-5:30PMOpen Forum

Concurrent Session C2:
Trade union strategies

February 24, 2020
Chair: Rosalio Aragon Jr.
University of the Philippines

4:00PM-4:15PMC342Spaces, constraints and tensions:
strategies of trade unions and NGOs
in organizing migrant domestic workers
in Malaysia
Verna Dinah Viajar
4:15PM-4:30PMC382Balancing social movement unionism,
political unionism and traditional
collective bargaining in Philippine
worker voice and representation
Maragtas Amante
4:30PM-4:45PMC269Laban ng PALEA: union renewal
strategies amidst the outsourcing
dispute at Philippine Airlines
Benjamin Velasco
4:45PM-5:15PMOpen Forum

Concurrent Session C3:
Union effects and links with civil society organizations

February 24, 2020
Chair: Ramon Certeza
University of the Philippines

4:00PM-4:15PMC328The role of trade unions: efficiency suppression or welfare guardian? Analysis based on OCCES dataChen Ying*
Cai Hualong
Yunnan University Institute of Development Research
4:15PM-4:30PMC332The effects of unions on working conditions in Japanese SMEsMatsuura Tsukasa
Chuo University
4:30PM-4:45PMC319Variety of civil society organizations: historical cases of KoreaDong-One Kim*
Nabilera Kang
Minju Shin
Korea University
4:45PM-5:00PMC385First Quarter Storm in the Philippines: lessons for the future of laborRonahlee Asuncion
5:00PM-5:30PMOpen Forum