Labour Contracting and Changing Employment Relationships in South Korea

TitleLabour Contracting and Changing Employment Relationships in South Korea
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsLee, Jong-Woon
JournalDevelopment Policy Review
Volume32
Issue4
Pagination449 - 473
Keywordscar industry;, contract labor, contracting, employment relations, employment relationships, flexibility, labor relations, South Korea
Abstract

Not only has there been a growth in the utilisation of non-standard workers in South Korea in recent years, but a qualitative shift has also occurred in the nature of contracting practices. This article attempts to improve understanding of this trend by shedding light on the contradictory nature of the contracting system, while also addressing problems associated with the deployment of an external labour force with fewer employment entitlements on user-firm sites, and the implications of these phenomena for employment practices and workers' rights.