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CCTV news report highlights occupational illness in China

More than a month after 2,000 workers staged a violent demonstration at a Taiwanese electronics plant in Suzhou, China’s pre-eminent television station, CCTV1, investigated the background to the dispute and confirmed workers’ claims that 47 employees had been poisoned by the toxic chemical, hexane, used in the factory to clean touch screen panels for mobile phones.
23 February 2010

The intern trap – graduate job seekers cheated and exploited by employers

A university degree is supposed to provide students from poor rural families with a good job, high status and, crucially, a residency in the big city that would allow them to start their own family. However, the reality for today’s graduates is very different.
26 January 2010

Safety first or wages first - A construction site dilemma

Han Dongfang talks to a building sub-contractor who knew his contractor had used cheap cement but rather than report the hazard to the authorities, he used the evidence to blackmail the contractor into paying the wages his workers were owed.
08 January 2010

The Economist: Finding common ground between American and Chinese workers

Andy Stern, the head of the Services Employees International Union who revitalised the American labour movement over the past 20 years, announced his retirement 15 April. In an interview with Ezra Klein, Mr Stern talks about how globalisation has affected labour and trade unionism.
16 April 2010

BMJ: Workers behind China’s economic miracle are paying a heavy price

CLB’s latest research report The Hard Road: Seeking justice for victims of pneumoconiosis in China was highlighted in the print edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on 8 May 2010.
11 May 2010

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06 December 2011

Supreme People’s Court stresses mediation of civil disputes

Two thirds of all civil law suits concluded in China last year were either resolved through mediation or withdrawn, the president of the Supreme People’s Court Wang Shengjun said in his work report to the National People’s Congress on 11 March 2012. China’s courts concluded 489 million civil cases (excluding appeals) in 2011, a ten percent increase over 2010, the report said. Of these cases, 314 million were related to disputes over marriage and family, compensation for injury, land, property, and the rights of employees and consumers.  
13 March 2012

RTHK The Pulse: Labour Unrest in Guangzhou

Simmering tensions in labour relations in the mainland are sometimes exacerbated by the tough conditions faced by migrant workers. Now and again, these tensions bubble over into open confrontation, as they did last weekend. The unrest was triggered when a pregnant migrant woman from Sichuan province was asked to remove her hawker’s stall by village security officers on Friday night. Workers accused the villages’ security officers of pushing the pregnant woman to the ground. Those accusations led to a violent conflict between workers and security officers. Hundreds of people, mainly workers from Sichuan workers, flocked to the area. Some hurled bricks and bottles at municipality officers.
23 June 2011

Chinese trainees lose 10,000 yuan security deposit after being forced home from Japan

Thirteen Chinese workers employed as “trainees” at an automotive parts factory in Japan have been unable to recover the 10,000 yuan security deposit they each paid to the company that arranged their placement in Japan
21 June 2011

Guangdong reportedly postpones minimum wage increase

A planned increase in Guangdong’s minimum wage of up to 20 percent, which was scheduled to go into effect on 1 January next year, has been put on hold, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper reported today.
09 December 2011
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