The veteran labour lawyer and advocate for collective bargaining Duan Yi has called on China’s labour groups to work together to better serve the interests of China’s workers.
In 2004, China Labour Bulletin investigated the pay and working conditions of migrant women workers in Dongguan, China’s “factory to the world.” In 2014, Human Rights Watch investigated the pay and working conditions of the predominately women workers in Cambodia’s garment industry: The results were predictably similar. Photo HRW.
At the end of January, China’s State Administration for Work Safety announced that the total number of coal mine accidents and deaths last year had fallen by 16.3 percent and 14.3 percent respectively. It did not however mention the actual figures.Photograph by lhoon available at flickr.com
The municipal government in Dongguan, China’s “factory to the world,” is making it more difficult for workers, already squeezed by the economic slowdown, to get their hands on their housing fund contributions.
For the last decade, Yu Wucang has swept the streets of Guangzhou. He is best known however as a tireless campaigner for better pay and working conditions for his fellow sanitation workers.
Han Dongfang talks to the family of a labour contractor who killed himself after taking on a construction project that left him millions of yuan in debt and unable to pay his workers. Photo by Autan.
CLB’s new research report on the workers’ movement examines the relationship between workers, the trade union, civil society and the government during a period of rapid socio-economic change