A two-week strike by sanitation workers in Guangzhou last month showed what can be achieved through worker solidarity, a clearly defined strategy, and a determination to bring the boss to the negotiating table.
In late June, a 25-year-old assembly line worker at Foxconn Technology Group’s largest factory, in Shenzhen, noticed a post on the Weixin account of the Foxconn Trade Union promoting upcoming elections for union representatives.
Han Yan Yuen is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. She founded Half the Sky Public Education, an NGO that empowers female migrant workers in China.
China Youth Daily talks to a young civil servant in Beijing who is anxious to dispel some of the lingering myths about civil servants’ income in China. Photo of young graduates in Beijing's outer suburbs.
A massive strike by as many as 10,000 truck drivers at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port erupted into violence yesterday as protestors clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields of trucks crossing the picket line.
China Youth Daily travels to a small village in the heartland of China that was intimately connected with Kunshan factory where 146 workers died in an explosion in August. Photo. Remko Tanis.
SCMP: What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge
Weekly visits and random questioning by local police officers are not unusual for the Shenzhen Chunfeng Labour Disputes Centre in Guangdong province. This summer, though, has been different, says Zhang Zhiru, the centre’s director.
After the swirl of poison dust settled, the factory grounds resembled a battlefield, strewn with charred bodies and rubble. The explosion, which left about seventy-five workers dead and 185 injured, wasn’t the scene of an attack, really—just another one of the countless industrial accidents that befall China’s factories each year.
A growing number of young urban professionals in Shenzhen are giving up the rat race and choosing quality of life ahead of more materially rewarding career paths
The massive explosion that killed 75 workers and injured 180 others at an automotive components factory in Kunshan on Saturday highlighted once again the extreme dangers of working in a high-dust environment and the persistent failure of employers in China to adequately protect their employees.