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.

Understanding and resolving the fundamental problems in China’s construction industry


In our latest research report, we analyse the deeply ingrained and systemic problems affecting workers in China’s construction industry and suggest a way forward in the future.

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.

Local trade union officials express desire to support workers but acknowledge limitations


In the second English-language case study from CLB’s trade union reform and accountability program, we look at how trade union officials in Liyang, southern Jiangsu, responded to a dispute at a local factory where workers were owed six month’s wages. 

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.

Tracking the ever-present danger for workers on the streets of China


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.

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