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.

Hong Kong’s new health workers’ trade union was a long time coming


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.

Holding China’s trade unions to account


CLB conducts a one year, in-depth investigation into the All-China Federation of Trade Union’s reform initiative.

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.

Work accidents and deaths in China fall but familiar failings remain


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.

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