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|Other Titles:||A Discussion of the Right to Form and Join Public Employee Unions and the Function of Civil Servant Associations in Taiwan|
public employee;freedom of association;union;civil servant association
|Issue Date:||2016-05-10 15:38:04 (UTC+8)|
Freedom of association is one of the people’s fundamental rights. Freely forming associations empowers people to build up, pursue, and then realize their common goals. Since 2003, civil servants in Taiwan have legally enjoyed limited rights of this kind, and under the encouragement and guidance of the national personnel administration authority, the Ministry of Civil Service, several associations are in operation. But because their establishment basically did not result from public employees’ struggles for labor rights, and was not directly linked to their own economic demands, the function of associations for public employees is limited to a narrow scope. There is, however, opportunity for those associations to develop and strengthen their capacity by performing as an assistant, partner, or challenger, depending on the issues involved. In this article, the author also points out that the intrinsic purpose of forming a union is to balance and challenge management power, and to represent the public employee’s social and economic benefits. So it is perhaps questionable for the personnel administration authority to encourage, guide, and even finance civil servants to form and join an association.
Journal of Public Administration National Chengchi University
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