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Our 10 most recent articles.

Local union washes its hands of the Nanjing Airport Covid-19 outbreak

Local trade unions failed to identify the threat of infection for cleaning staff at Nanjing Airport, but so far no one has been held accountable and the union has no plans to investigate.
30 August 2021

Henan overtakes Guangdong in number of worker protests

The central province of Henan has been a key locus of worker activism and collective protests in China over the last year, with construction and transport workers taking the lead.
24 August 2021

Phnom Penh casino accused of union busting with mass layoffs

Danielle Keeton-Olsen and Yon Sineat report on how trade union leaders are fighting back after more than 1,300 Phnom Penh casino workers were laid off this year.
23 June 2021

Migrant workers hit hardest by job losses in 2020

China boasted a robust economic recovery following the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, but official statistics confirm that rural migrant workers, who make up more than one-third of the working population, suffered severe job losses and saw incomes stagnate.
19 January 2021

After the pandemic, China’s workers take another hit from widespread flooding

Tens of millions of people have been affected by this year’s devastating floods across central China, mostly in the relatively poorer provinces of Jiangxi and Anhui, as well as around Wuhan, the locus of the Covid-19 outbreak earlier in the year.
23 July 2020

Workers’ rights and labour relations in China

What rights do workers have under the law? How is the law enforced? And what is the role of the trade union etc? CLB provides succinct answers to these frequently asked questions about labour relations in China.
30 June 2020

Students and trade union fight to prevent university from outsourcing sanitation work

The outsourcing of cleaning services at universities is a global problem that requires a global response.
14 May 2020

Work safety

China is undeniably a safer place to work than it was a decade ago. However, accident rates, death tolls and the incidence of occupational disease are all still comparatively high. New work hazards have emerged as the economy develops, and many employers continue to prioritise productivity and profit well above work safety.
12 May 2020

A trade union in lockdown

As life in the central city of Wuhan gradually returns to normal, CLB investigates the role of the trade unions during the city’s 76-day lockdown.
04 May 2020

Workers’ struggles echo around the world as pandemic spreads

On May Day this year, we highlight the struggle of workers in China and around the world to protect their health and livelihood during the coronavirus pandemic
01 May 2020
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