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Functions of Labor Relations Commissions

A Labor Relations Commission has two primary functions.
One of its functions is to bring disputes between labor and management to settlement. When labor and management are at odds over labor-management issues such as wages, work hours, workforce reduction, or the conclusion of (or amendment to) a collective labor agreement, the LRC, upon request by either a labor union or labor organization, an employer, or both, will hold conciliation, mediation or arbitration proceedings, bringing the dispute to settlement through concessions from both sides. This is called the “adjustment” function.
The other function is to make judgments. In cases when collective bargaining between an employer and workers was not conducted normally due to the employer’s refusal without proper reason, an employer controls or interferes with the formation of a labor union or its operation, or an employer dismisses or treats a worker unfairly, such as transferring them for having engaged in lawful labor union activity or other reasons, an examination of the matter is carried out by the LRC based on the employee’s complaint. If it is determined that an employer did, in fact, engage in an unfair labor practice, an order to cease or correct the practice will be issued. This is called the “judgment” function.

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