Han Dongfang talks to two workers with different views on the strike over low pay and bonuses at the Dynacast automotive components plant in Shanghai in May this year.
If sacked shoe factory striker Zhou Jianrong's suicide speeds passage of labour arbitration law, it will have saved jobs of others fighting for rights
State media says 192 underage labourers were given fake papers for jobs at Dongguan plant
A Guangzhou court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by 34 shipyard workers who claimed their employer, CSSC Guangzhou Longxue Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, had colluded with its affiliated hospital to conceal the results of health checks which should have revealed the early stages of the deadly lung disease pneumoconiosis.
Chinese banking regulator Li Jianhua literally worked himself to death. After 26 years of “always putting the cause of the party and the people” first, his employer said this month, the 48-year-old official died rushing to finish a report before the sun came up.
By eschewing the role of dissident, organizers allow the Communist Party to respond either favorably or neutrally to their actions, rather than repressing them.
Just like many of the cleaners working in offices, hospitals and on the roadside, yesterday’s International Justice Day for Cleaners went by largely unnoticed.
Taxi drivers in Dongguan got some relief after a city-wide strike in May but lacked a trade union that could put pressure on the cab companies and local government to address their grievances.
As the Yue Yuen strike died down at the end of April, the labour activist Xiaoqiu talked to a 15-year veteran at the factory about pay and working conditions, the reasons for the strike and what the future holds for the thousands of middle-aged workers who gave their youth to the company.
China Labour Bulletin issued a statement on 16 May 2014 in response to the continuing efforts of the Hong Kong business community to derail passage of the Guangdong provincial government’s Draft Regulations on Enterprise Collective Consultations and Collective Contracts.