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Workers in the Global South face unprecedented challenges in 2020

CLB investigates how the Covid-19 pandemic and economic contraction has affected the world’s two largest workforces in China and India.
19 November 2020

The Karnataka Garment Workers Union, Bengaluru: A case study

In the third article in a series on workers’ rights and collective action in India, P.K. Anand looks at the Karnataka Garment Workers Union.
16 November 2020

The All-India Gig Workers Union: A case study

In the second article in a series on workers’ rights and collective action in India, P.K. Anand looks at the All-India Gig Workers Union.
09 November 2020

The Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers: A case study

This is the first in a short series of articles on workers’ rights and collective action in India during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.
02 November 2020

Express delivery workers protest wage arrears as Singles Day approaches

On Monday 19 October, Best Express workers staged a protest demanding the payment of wages in arrears after the sudden closure of a branch in Shanghai. On the same day, workers at YTO Express in Fuzhou also protested the non-payment of wages.
22 October 2020

Construction worker protests on the rise as economic uncertainties persist in China

The number of protests by construction workers has surged in the last four months, as residential and infrastructure projects in China continue to stall.
15 September 2020

Hong Kong dock workers’ union demands compensation for workers infected with Covid-19

Trade unionists in Hong Kong have vowed to push for work-related injury compensation for the 73 workers infected with Covid-19 during a mass outbreak at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal during July and August.
02 September 2020

China’s economic recovery shows stark regional differences

The provinces most severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as most major cities in China, all saw negative economic growth in the first half of the year, according to official data on the gross domestic product (GDP) of individual provinces released last week.
05 August 2020

China’s workers pay the price for growing global demand for face masks

As we reported in last month’s newsletter, the demand for face masks in China dropped off dramatically once the coronavirus outbreak was determined to be brought under control, leading to mass layoffs and wage arrears at unprofitable factories.
04 August 2020

China’s mask production goes from boom to bust leaving workers out of a job

CLB’s Strike Map has recorded nine strikes and protests related to closures and wage arrears at nine different mask factories since the beginning of May
06 July 2020
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