S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Social Development and Policy Research (사회발전연구소) Development and Society Korea Journal of Population and Development Vol.25 No.1/2 (1996)
State and Wage Policy: Implications for Corporatism
- Song, Ho Keun
- Issue Date
- Korea Journal of Population and Development, Vol.25 No.2, pp. 269-286
- Focusing on the change in state wage policy and conflicts surrounding wage negotiation, this paper addresses three questions; first, what are principles of former state wage policy and how does the ultra elitist agreement differ from the previous wag!? policy?; second, why did organized labor tolerate wage concession through the 'ultra elitist agreement' which entirely excluded worker participation?; third and finally, what kind of customs and rules are observed in workplace wage negotiation? The analysis of survey data reveals that under the restriction of enterprise unionism, wage negotiation at workplaces has developed rules and customs that actually surpass firms boundaries. The negotiation result of reference firms is aken as the most decisive index in wage negotiation. Without state intervention, it is likely that these rules would be institutional foundation for 'sectoral corporatism.'