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An ammonia leak at a cold storage plant in Shanghai on 31 August has killed 15 workers and injured 25 others, the Shanghai municipal government has confirmed.Most of the victims suffered severe burns after loose pipe fittings at Shanghai Weng's Cold Storage Co. in Baoshan district burst open leading to a fatal liquid ammonia leak, investigators found.
China Labour Bulletin is quoted in the following article. Copyright remains with the original publisher 4 June 2013 By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press
Sunday 28 April is the International Labour Organization World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the day workers around the world commemorate the victims of work accidents and occupational disease and urge all governments to take action.
The Chinese government last month invited public comment on its proposals to improve the implementation of the Work-related Injury Insurance Regulations (工伤保险条例). The proposals issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) are on the whole constructive and should help better protect the rights of victims of occupational injury and illness. However, China Labour Bulletin has noted a few potential problems in the proposals, which we outlined in a detailed submission to the MOHRSS in mid-February.
precarietat Les ONG alerten de les violacions dels drets laborals a la Xina declivi La crisi global pressiona i empitjora les condicions laborals.
Harbin postal worker, Chen Huai’en tells Han Dongfang how an official's desire to save face resulted in the blocking of his state disability benefits. Photograph by Lara Warman @
The family of a badly injured worker demand justice from the world’s largest maker of electronics at an arbitration hearing in Shenzhen. Frontpage photograph of Foxconn factory in Shenzhen by CLB.
The sentencing on 21 October of a teenager to life in prison for the murder of a medical intern and the stabbing of three other hospital workers in the north-eastern city of Harbin has once again highlighted the increasingly serious problem of assaults on medical workers by patients and other members of the public.
A young migrant worker lost his right arm preventing an accident in a Hunan railway yard. He was hailed as a hero but, as he tells Han Dongfang, he struggled to get his promised compensation.
At least 62 miners have been killed in two major coal mine accidents in China in the last month, according to official media reports. The final death toll is likely to be higher still once rescue efforts have finally been called off.


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