Six years after the implementation of the Labour Contract Law, the vast majority of China’s 40 million construction workers still do not have a contract with their employer. Photograph by escalepade available @flickr.com
After yet more violent assaults on doctors and nurses in China, the issue of hospital workers’ safety is once again in the headlines. However, no one seems to be asking what the trade union at China’s hospitals is doing to protect its members.
At least 55 people were killed and another 136 hospitalized, many with serious injuries, after a massive explosion in an underground oil pipeline ripped through the eastern port city of Qingdao on 22 November, local authorities have confirmed.
There was a noticeable decline in the number of strikes and worker protests in China during September, when compared with the previous two months, however large-scale strikes continued to feature on regular basis.Photo of Shenzhen toy factory strike taken from Weibo.
Foxconn Technology said a large fight that broke out last week at one of its campuses injured 11 people, the latest in a series of confrontations among the company's workers that follows a summer of heightened unrest at Chinese factories.