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.
The unprecedented strike this month by Hong Kong health workers lasted for five days, involved nearly 8,000 workers at its peak, and marked the beginning of a new era of worker activism in Hong Kong.
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.
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.
The number of work-related accidents and deaths in China fell by 20.3 percent and 18.5 percent respectively in the first nine months of 2019. However, accidents are still commonplace, and the government seems more focused on managing disasters than tackling mundane health and safety issues.