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.
Of the 1,701 incidents recorded on CLB’s Strike Map in 2018, 1,246 occurred in domestic private enterprises. Evidence enough that labour unrest in China is very much a domestic problem, and one that requires a domestic solution.
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.
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.