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Wall Street Journal: The Chinese Migrant's Mindset

China Labour Bulletin appears in the following article. Copyright remains with the original publisher. March 12, 2009By ALEXANDRA HARNEY
20 March 2009

Dongguan comes to terms with the new economic reality

Dongguan, the vast Pearl River Delta boomtown that became known as the “factory of the world,” is no longer booming. Factories lie empty and abandoned, shops are boarded up, building sites are silent, cafes and restaurants have hardly any customers. The city has certainly not gone bust but there can be little doubt that, for the time being at least, the good times are over.
20 February 2009

Shanghai’s teachers on minimum wage

My report on migrant children shows that children without a local hukou in the cities are barred from major social services. Many can only study in sub-standard migrant schools. An NGO in Shanghai conducted a survey of 78 migrant schools in 2007 and found that teachers in Shanghai’s migrant schools earn between 950 and 1,000 yuan a month, barely more than the minimum wage, compared with 5,000 yuan for teachers in state schools.
14 January 2009

Chongqing taxi strike just the latest in a long line of driver protests

The Chongqing municipal government has made a high profile intervention in an attempt to end the taxi drivers’ strike that erupted on 3 November. The intervention came as teachers in Chongqing’s Qijiang county ended an eight day strike over pay and conditions. Photo of Chongqing taxi by DCF pics @ flickr.com
05 November 2008

Those Left Behind

There are 110 million migrant workers in China aged between 16 and 40 years old.  They left home in the hope of building a better life for themselves and their family, yet when they start a family of their own, they are faced with a stark choice; either take their children to the cities and subject them to institutionalized discrimination, or leave them behind in the countryside in the uncertain care of relatives.
30 September 2008

The Growth and Future Development of CSR in China: Bringing Workers into Play

Corporate and Social Responsibility is steadily gaining acceptance in China, but for CSR to effectively protect workers rights it must encourage the active participation of workers in the process. Photo by Photograffiti Shanghai
05 August 2008

Getting a decent wage and benefits: An uphill task for workers in China

Low wages and the non-payment of wages are probably the two most important causes of labour disputes in China today. To help our readers better understand this important issue, CLB has produced a new background article on Wages in China, which shows that while average wage levels have steadily increased, so has the gap between wages in different employment sectors and regions. It demonstrates that the government's minimum wage often cannot support workers' basic needs, and that many workers are paid less than the minimum wage.
21 February 2008

A Cry for Justice: The Voices of Chinese Workers

The Albert Shanker Institute in the United States publishes a report on the conditions of Chinese workers based on interviews conducted by CLB Director Han Dongfang that provides a valuable introduction to labour issues in China and examines seven specific labour disputes.
29 January 2008

The New Republic: How big a deal are strikes in China?

Han Dongfang appears in the following article. Copyright remains with the original publisher. 18.01.2008 How Big a Deal Are Strikes in China?
27 January 2008

Retired teachers battle with county government for their benefits

China’s Teachers’ Law gives school teachers the same status as civil servants and provides a wide range of guarantees designed to protect their income and benefits. However, in many poor rural counties, due to a lack of resources, government incompetence or corruption, teachers have not been paid their dues for years on end
09 January 2008
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