A new survey of 612 migrant workers in eight provinces across China revealed that the process of seeking compensation for pneumoconiosis was expensive, time consuming and brought little reward.
A nearly two-year-long slump in China’s coal industry is forcing miners to get organized and start taking action.Photo from Sina Weibo: Workers at the Zijin Mining Co in Hebei on strike 26 March.
No one talks about the Tonghua Incident much these days but it is important to mark the anniversary, if only to remind us of how far the workers’ movement in China has come. Photo of sunset in Jilin by CLB.
More than 200 striking workers at Taiwanese-owned QLT Golf Supplies in Shenzhen (奇利田高尔夫用品 (深圳) 有限公司) went back to work today after negotiations with management on 22 July.
The Sumida trade union election was flawed but it still represented an important step in the journey of China’s workers in their bid to reclaim the union.Photo by onekell @flickr.com.
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.
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