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Hong Kong Standard's Interview with CLB's Director Han Dongfang

China Labour Bulletin appears in the following article. Copyright remains with the original publisher.Labour of love Rose TangThe Hong Kong Standard29 May 2004`I try to avoid talking when I'm eating,'' Han Dongfang says over a bowl of solid noodles. This Shanxi noodle joint near his Radio Free Asia (RFA) office in Wan Chai has become Han's canteen since he discovered it a few months ago.
13 July 2004

Teachers and education in China - underfunded and undervalued

Despite many ongoing improvements to the education system in China, for many children, standards of education in China have been falling in the past decade or so since the start of the economic reforms. The numbers of children receiving adequate education are dropping with the exclusion of an every growing number of them. Drop out rates also appear to be on the increase and there has been a corresponding rise in child labour. This lack of decent education corresponds to the increasing number of child workers.
27 January 2004

China Labour Action Express No. 41 (2004-01-27)

Each month, China Labour Bulletin monitors and investigates numerous cases of worker unrest and protest from all over China. These incidents range from low-level complaints about wage arrears or working conditions; to lawsuits against employers or collective petitions to the local government and labour bureaus; to major industrial slow-downs, strikes or public demonstrations by workers and their families.
27 January 2004

Teacher’s protests in Guangdong Province violently dispersed

From 1 to 3 December, more than 800 teachers, mainly community teachers , gathered in front of the municipal government offices in Leizhou, Guangdong. The protestors were graduates from local teacher-training colleges and tertiary-level institutes and were demanding that the government fulfill the promise it made to them in 2000 - namely to transfer them into the higher paid classification of public teachers.
27 January 2004

Up To 2,000 Teachers Protest Against Unfair Work Practices in Suizhou, Hubei Province

From 4 November to 7 November 2003, hundreds of schoolteachers from community (minban) schools in the city of Suizhou, Hubei Province, gathered outside the city’s government offices to demand that the government upgrade them to the status of public school (gongban) teachers, as it had promised it would do between 1996-2000. At the height of the protest, the number of demonstrating teachers camped outside the municipal office had risen to more than 2,000.
27 January 2004

Teachers on Strike in Lanzhou, Gansu Province

On 12 and 13 November, all thirteen teachers from the Wujiayuan community-run School, previously attached to the Lanzhou No. 1 Wool Spinning Factory in the Qilihe District of Lanzhou, went on strike. Their demands included the payment of several months of missing wages and for the provision of the same benefits that public school teachers have, such as medical insurance and pensions.
27 January 2004

International Human Rights Day: Trade Union Rights are Human Rights

INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS (ICFTU)[Taken from ICFTU]
10 December 2003

Summary of Workers Protests in November 2003

Each month, China Labour Bulletin monitors and investigates numerous cases of worker unrest and protest from all over China. These incidents range from low-level complaints about wage arrears or working conditions; to lawsuits against employers or collective petitions to the local government and labour bureaus; to major industrial slow-downs, strikes or public demonstrations by workers and their families.
08 December 2003

China Labour Action Express No. 39 (2003-12-08)

Summary of Workers Protests in November 2003 Published by China Labour Bulletin P.O. Box 11362, General Post Office, Hong Kong Fax: (852) 2359 4324 Tel: (852) 2780 2187 Email: bulletin@clb.org.hk Website: http://www.clb.org.hk ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
08 December 2003
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