Worker Activism and Collective Bargaining
China's workers are increasingly well-organized: They are often able to elect their own representatives and successfully engage in collective bargaining.
Some of the largest, best organized and most determined worker protests of the last few years have been staged not by factory workers but by teachers. Photo teachers strike in Chongqing.
Trade Union Organizing and Training
China's workers lack real trade union representation. CLB and our mainland partners encourage workers to reclaim the union for themselves.
Walmart workers have joined forces in a rapidly growing online network to oppose company plans to introduce a new working hours system. The network is now putting real pressure on ACFTU to support its members
Work safety in China
Work safety is one of the most serious issues affecting China's workers: Employers and the government need to take it seriously too.
For work safety in China to really improve, the government needs to stop fixating on major accidents like last year’s Tianjin explosion, and start thinking about ways to improve day-to-day safety in China’s workplaces.