Professor DONG Baohua introduced the massive uprising of over 170,000 inflicted by the amendment of the Labour Law in France. He thought France and China born some resemblance: the amendment of China’s Labour Law would probably face similar resistance. He attributed this situation to a fractured society, two parties against each other over the amendment of the Labour Law where the employers pursue amendment and the employees object it.
Professor DONG advocated five important aspects for the amendment of the Labour Law, that is basic facts, common sense, insights, consensus, and courage. In this light, he illustrated how the Labour Law led to a fractured society and what possible proposals should be considered.
He explained the imbalance in the negotiation between the employers and the employees, the protection of the rights and interests of both parties, and the abuse of contract in practice.
Professor CHANG Kai, Professor WANG Jiangsong, and Professor CHEN Bulei attended this session.