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.
Large-scale factory worker protests are being replaced by small-scale, spontaneous actions in the construction, transport and service industries.
Trade Union Reform and Accountability
China's workers lack real trade union representation. CLB and our mainland partners encourage workers to reclaim the union for themselves.
In this case study from CLB’s trade union reform and accountability program, we meet one of the few trade union officials in the construction industry who is willing to get his hands dirty and help workers resolve the issues most important to them.
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.
Of the 507 incidents recorded on CLB’s Work Accident Map so far this year, 148 (29 percent) were caused by a collision with a motor vehicle. Of these incidents, 70 involved sanitation workers and 69 involved delivery drivers.