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The changing face of migrant workers in China

China’s rural migrant worker population fell by 5.2 million last year as the Covid-19 pandemic and attendant economic slowdown led to job losses and wage stagnation.
06 May 2021

Myanmar trade union demands action from international brands to protect workers

As International Labour Day approaches, the Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM) is calling on international brands and suppliers in the garment industry to protect the rights of trade unionists and ensure that workers will not be dismissed during the ongoing protests against the military junta.
30 April 2021

Finding a family in the union: A garment workers’ leader in Bengaluru

A trade unionist in Bengaluru discusses the struggles of India’s garment workers and her own personal journey from victim to worker leader.
21 April 2021

Prominent Hong Kong labour leader sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment

Veteran labour leader Lee Cheuk Yan was sentenced today to 12 months in jail for organising and taking part in an unauthorised assembly on 18 August 2019. Eight other prominent pro-democracy figures were also sentenced today during a high-profile district court hearing for their roles in that protest. In addition, Lee was given a six-month sentence after pleading guilty to participating in a separate protest on 31 August 2019. In total, Lee will serve 14 months in jail.
16 April 2021

Myanmar trade unions fighting to protect workers’ rights during the military crackdown

Trade unions in Myanmar are fighting to ensure that the labour rights of the hundreds of thousands of workers who have been at the forefront of the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) are protected.
31 March 2021

Cambodian and Chinese construction workers equal victims of the pandemic slowdown

CLB examines the complex interplay between Chinese and Cambodian construction workers and a rare moment of solidarity in Phnom Penh.
22 March 2021

Yangon garment factory district targeted in bloody military crackdown

The Myanmar military launched a full-scale assault on protesters and residents in Hlaing Tharyar Township, the centre of Yangon’s garment industry, on 14 March, in what was the bloodiest day so far in the junta’s crackdown.
16 March 2021

Workers and trade unions at the forefront of resistance

Trade unionists around the world, and particularly in the Global South, increasingly face the risk of political persecution for defending basic labour rights and political freedoms. 
05 March 2021

Hong Kong trade unionists under fire

China Labour Bulletin stands in solidarity with Carol Ng and Winnie Yu and all trade unionists around the world who are facing political persecution
03 March 2021

Myanmar workers and trade unions at the forefront of resistance

As the civil disobedience movement enters its second month, Kyaw Ye Lynn reports on the vital role of ordinary workers and trade unions.
02 March 2021
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