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There are 110 million migrant workers in China aged between 16 and 40 years old.  They left home in the hope of building a better life for themselves and their family, yet when they start a family of their own, they are faced with a stark choice; either take their children to the cities and subject them to institutionalized discrimination, or leave them behind in the countryside in the uncert
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Beijing has set up a new central government department designed to promote and defend the interests of China’s more than 130 million migrant workers. However, the Department of Migrant Workers’ Affairs will face an uphill task. Photo by onekell @ flickr.com
The 18 June award of over 57,000 yuan in compensation to an employee unfairly dismissed from computer giant IBM’s Shanghai subsidiary because of his medical condition is a landmark ruling in China.  
The 18 June award of over 57,000 yuan in compensation to an employee unfairly dismissed from computer giant IBM’s Shanghai subsidiary because of his medical condition is a landmark ruling in China.  
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A long running and highly publicized Hepatitis B discrimination case concluded on 2 April 2008 after a court ordered mediation awarded the plaintiff “satisfactory” compensation for loss of potential earnings and emotional damages after his offer of employment was withdrawn because of his HBV status. 
China Labour Bulletin appears in this article. Copyright remains with the original publisher From The Sunday Times March 30, 2008 Adidas workers on £11 a week in China Staff complain of terrible conditions in the Olympic sponsor's factories Michael Sheridan in Fuzhou and Claire Newell
Under the cloak of secrecy, a foreign-owned electronics company in China has agreed to pay three former workers a total of what is believed to be 250,000 yuan in compensation for unfair dismissal.  
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