THE jobs-for-life for the 30 million public institution employees in China is about to end.
This was announced by Vice Minister of Personnel Shu Huiguo at a recent meeting.
It is one of the biggest shake-ups in the field of employment in China and a vital part of the countrys modernisation programme.
In a bid to reform the personnel management system of institutions, a contractual personnel system covering the nations 1.3 million state-owned institutions will be in place within five years, Shu announced.
This means the end of the life-long tenure system enjoyed by employees in state-owned institutions.
The overhaul will lead to a number of positions becoming redundant and some lay offs.
Shu called for a law to replace the current Provisional Regulations on State Civil Servants. People's Daily
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