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.
In the first of several planned legal challenges to Walmart’s new comprehensive working hours system, veteran employee Zhou Xianzhong took the American retail giant to arbitration court in Shenzhen on 22 August.
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.
The International Labour Organization's Committee on Freedom of Association called on the Chinese government to ensure that labour activists can resume their work without hindrance.
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.
Instead of providing workers with psychological consultation and handing out self-help handbooks after the disaster, trade unions need to remember that they are legally bound to safeguard workers’ rights and ensure that employers provide employees with a safe working environment.