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China Matters: Preparing for Changes to the Social Insurance Scheme and Shanghai Issues Regulations on Employee Representative Congresses, a Driver to Unionize in the PRC

April 29, 2011

By Paul Hastings Professional

Updates to the Social Insurance Law

China's new national law on social insurance takes effect on July 1, 2011, and in order to satisfy the national governments and the ACFTUs goals, local jurisdictions such as the Municipality of Shanghai are issuing their own local rules to quicken the pace of unionization and collective bargaining by employers. On May 1, 2011, Labor Day in the People's Republic of China, the Shanghai Regulations on the Employee Representative Congress, promulgated last December by the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Municipal Peoples Congress, come into effect.