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.

Creating a model for the resolution of collective labour disputes


In this English-language extract from CLB’s new report on the workers’ movement in China we take a look at how civil society labour organizations in Guangdong created a model for handling collective labour disputes that China’s official trade union would do well to learn from.

Trade Union Organizing and Training

China's workers lack real trade union representation. CLB and our mainland partners encourage workers to reclaim the union for themselves.

Trade union reform: Comparing the achievements claimed by the ACFTU with results on the ground


In this English-language extract from CLB’s new report on the workers’ movement in China, we look at what the ACFTU claims to have achieved in terms of union reform and what actually transpired on the ground.

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.

China’s most dangerous industry is getting more dangerous


Working in the construction industry has long been China’s most dangerous occupation, and according to official government statistics, it is getting even more hazardous.

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