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Taxi drivers in Dongguan got some relief after a city-wide strike in May but lacked a trade union that could put pressure on the cab companies and local government to address their grievances.
Authorities in China are pushing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to settle a dispute with employees in a case that highlights the increasing power of workers in China's labor market.
As the Yue Yuen strike died down at the end of April, the labour activist Xiaoqiu talked to a 15-year veteran at the factory about pay and working conditions, the reasons for the strike and what the future holds for the thousands of middle-aged workers who gave their youth to the company.
When Wang Yafang was fired from her job at a Walmart in southern China in July 2011 for dishonesty, she refused to sign the termination papers and even showed up at work the next day - only to be sent away.
An increase in worker militancy is prompting Beijing to look at ways to deal with a threat to investment
The Chinese government is gaining an unlikely ally in its effort to overhaul the economy: striking Chinese workers.
Han Dongfang talks to Xu Ziqi, a worker activist who is single-handedly doing the job of the union in monitoring her employer’s legal compliance and safeguarding employee rights.
As if in anticipation of May Day, one of the largest episodes of labor resistance in decades unfurled in Southern China like a great red carpet of contention throughout the month of April.
CLB's Communications Director, Geoffrey Crothall says the rise in the number of strikes and employee protests across China is one consequence of a changing workforce, and both the official trade union and businesses must adapt
Geoffrey Crothall says the rise in the number of strikes and employee protests across China is one consequence of a changing workforce, and both the official trade union and businesses must adapt

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