chapter  3
REDEFINING WORKERS' INTERESTS: Reform and the trade unions
ByGreg O'Leary
Pages 24

At a time when the legitimacy of the Communist Party in China is at a low ebb and its ideological platform is only loosely related to social practice, the difficulties of mobilizing worker effort and raising productivity-at least in the state sector of the economy-arc a major problem.2 Shifts in labour market and industrial relations policies in recent years have indicated a government awareness that China needs to develop quite new stimuli to maintain and improve productivity.