You are here

Press ReleaseProminent labour activist Xiao Yunliang was released from prison on 23 February, only 24 days before his four-year jail sentence ended.  China . . .
Xiao Yunliang freed 24 days before jail sentence ends Prominent labour activist Xiao Yunliang was released from prison on 23 February, only 24 days before his four-year jail sentence ended.
Labour News • Industrial accident 15 miners confirmed dead after coal mine explosion in central China
According to a report of the Economic Information Daily on 17 February quoting official statistics, over 80 percent of workers in China have no basic pension insurance. More than 85 percen . . .
In this issue: - Protecting Labour Rights Through the Collective Contract - Commentary: The Social Cost of China's Accession to the WTO Protecting Labour Rights Through the Collective Contract Introducing the CC2005 Programme
By Cai ChongguoChina joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) four years ago in December 2001, after preparing and negotiating for membership for 15 years, a process that resulted in major changes in the country.
China's pension fund is "under tremendous pressure", according to Xiang Huaicheng, chairman of the National Council for Social Security Fund.Pension funds have been under pressure since 1997, when the Chinese government implemented a policy of combining mutual assistance programs with personal pension accounts.
Nearly 2,000 retired cadres staged a protest outside the Shenzhen municipal government on 24 November against unfair pension payment arrangement.
On 8 November 2005, Workers' Daily carried a report titled "An examination of the implementation of the Labour Law: surfacing of deep-rooted labour conflicts in Gansu Province". It revealed that 226,100 workers from 2,857 enterprises were owed wages of 882 million yuan until the end of 2004, which meant an average of 3,900 yuan per head.

Pages

Subscribe to Pension