An elderly sanitation worker in Changsha is taking his former employer to court in a bid to redress decades of labour rights violations.
The Lide shoe factory dispute provides a useful case study of the challenges faced by factory workers in the Pearl River Delta; dealing with management and the local authorities, as well as trying to maintain solidarity among the workforce during a long-drawn-out struggle.
In China Labour Bulletin’s new Chinese-language report on the Workers’ Movement in China, we focus on the growing importance of China’s civil society labour groups during a period of rapid social, economic and political change.
Workers in China’s coal, iron ore, gold and silver mining industries have all taken to the streets in protest this year as the economic slowdown continues to impact on mining companies across the country.
Major improvements in working conditions and hiring practices will be needed if new, younger workers are to join what is currently a dangerous, insecure and poorly paid profession.
A young migrant worker, poisoned with benzene while employed at a petrochemical plant in Nanjing, is discarded and then ignored by company and local government officials.
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