Despite ample legal protection, most women who are fired when they become pregnant still struggle to defend their rights because they lack concrete evidence or cannot afford the time and money needed to go to court.
Sanitation workers in Guangzhou have taken collective action to curtail the use of agency labour in the industry and force their district’s new contractor to sign employment contracts directly with them.
Walmart workers in Shenzhen are stepping up their efforts to hold the company’s first-ever democratic trade union election, nine years after Walmart first agreed to allow trade unions in its China stores.
As industrial unrest in China intensifies, worker activists in Guangdong are seeking more effective ways to counter management reprisals and arrests or detentions by the local police.
The compensation the families of workers killed on the job get depends entirely on what the government or their employer is prepared to give them and the offer usually comes with strings attached...
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 latest 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