success? failure? To get a good win-win job

In order for the win-win local job project to live up to its original purpose of creating jobs through social dialogue, a proposal has been made that an organization to oversee the local social dialogue should be established and, if necessary, the authority to proceed with the project. In order to respond to agendas such as polarization, regional extinction, and industrial transformation, the two major trade unions and local employers’ organizations are also required to actively participate.

Joo-Jul Kim, a professor at Korea University of Technology and Education (Business Administration), emphasized this at the 2021 Fall Policy Debate held at the Press Center in Jung-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of the 5th. The discussion was presented by Professor Kim, Kyu-Yong Lee, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Labor Institute, and Professor Ho-Geun Lee, Graduate School of Law, Chonbuk National University, on major issues, tasks, and prospects surrounding the revitalization of the local labor market.

“Practical participation by the two major trade unions and local users”

Currently, five regions are selected for win-win local jobs in Korea: Gwangju, Gangwon-do Hoengseong, Gyeongnam Miryang, Jeonbuk Gunsan, and Busan. Three regions in Gumi, Daegu, and Sinan, Jeollanam-do in North Gyeongsang Province signed a win-win regional job agreement. For win-win local jobs, win-win agreements are concluded that include labor-management win-win, win-win cooperation with subcontractors, local win-win, and the effectiveness and implementation of the contract. The evaluation of the Gwangju-type job, which has established itself as a representative win-win regional job, is divided. “Even if the principles such as fair wages, win-win cooperation between subcontractors and subcontractors, and labor-management responsibility were not realized in reality, Casper mass-produced Casper to revive the manufacturing industry and provided implications for overcoming local extinction and youth unemployment” and “Government-led company” There is a coexistence of negative evaluations, saying, “The purpose of the social solidarity job model disappears because of the short-term performance of attracting investment, and there is a large discrepancy between the basic agreement for the selection of win-win jobs, the investment agreement, and the operation status by focusing only on the proper wage level and the establishment of a production plant.” .

Professor Kim said, “For the purpose of creating jobs through social dialogue, we will integrate and support employment stability preemptive response packages, industrial complex remodeling, local Human Resources Development Committee projects, employment innovation projects, etc. The authority should be delegated,” he emphasized.

In particular, in order to respond to environmental changes such as polarization and local extinction, he urged local social dialogue organizations to strengthen their capacity and expand their participation. Professor Kim said, “There must be substantial participation from the two major trade unions and local employers’ organizations.” “It is necessary to strengthen the current regional labor-management civil government council or other general organization to have the function to deliberate and decide on job projects, and to strengthen the secretariat for this kind of action. ” he said.

“Enactment of a Social Dialogue Support Act to replace the Labor-Management Civil Government Council”

There were also criticisms that the win-win local job project was centered on the central government and was isolated within the region. Senior Research Fellow Lee Gyu-yong said, “The regional job policy is a project in response to a large-scale central government public offering. ” he pointed out. It is pointed out that even within the region, the division between departments is high and there is a limit to the mid- to long-term strategic approach of job policies depending on the rotation of public officials in charge. This is reflected in the strengthening of short-term performanceism.

He suggested that the central government should focus on supporting and consulting through evaluation rather than project management, and linking with the budget to support the establishment of a regional governance model. Instead, he said that metropolitan governments should act as a bridge between the central and local governments and establish a governance model to implement local employment policies.

Professor Ho-Geun Lee suggested enacting a support law to establish a social dialogue mechanism to replace the local labor-management council. He said, “We need to innovate the local labor-management council, which has been left in the midst of conflicts between ministries and the complex relationship between the central, regional, labor and labor unions despite its formal employment and labor core governance status. explained.

Reference-www.labortoday.co.kr

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