Coronavirus

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Vietnam’s factory workers struggle just to get by under hard lockdown

Michael Tatarski reports from Ho Chi Minh City on the failure of Vietnam's “bubble” strategy to protect factory workers during a Covid-19 resurgence
13 September 2021

India’s workers devastated by deadly second wave of Covid-19

P.K. Anand reports on how India’s government has learned little from last year’s pandemic and lockdown measures and reveals how workers are suffering as a result. 
13 May 2021

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

Employment and Wages

Job creation and higher living standards have long been key objectives for the Chinese government. However, millions of workers in traditional industries are being laid off and many of the new jobs being created are insecure and poorly paid. 
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
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