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.

An indomitable spirit: Labour activist Meng Han talks about his prison ordeal and the continued fight for workers’ rights in China


After being released from in prison in 2014, Meng Han immediately vowed to continue fighting for workers’ rights in China. Now, after completing another prison sentence on 3 September, it is clear that nothing has changed

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.

China’s trade unions need to stop making excuses and start looking for solutions


Trade union officials will have to be far more pro-active in the future if they are to demonstrate to their bosses in the Party that wages are going up and that labour relations are improving.

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.

Workers at unsafe jobs left with nothing after strike


A two week strike at German-owned factory in Shenzhen ended after a police crackdown, though workers with occupational illnesses are still seeking recourse 

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