Life-long jobs no more for state employees


  • AseanPlus News
  • Thursday, 09 Jan 2003

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 country’s modernisation programme.  

JOB HUNT:Laid-off workers crowd a job fair in Beijing on Dec 26. China aims to keep its urban jobless rate to around 4.5 percent this year compared to an estimated four percent last year, the official Xinhua news agency reported. This year China hopes to create 9.5 million jobs, Xinhua quoted Labour Minister Zhang Zuoji as saying.- Reuterspic

In a bid to reform the personnel management system of institutions, a contractual personnel system covering the nation’s 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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