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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

Covid-19 and the crisis of informal labour in India

As India’s national lockdown continues, P.K. Anand argues the time has come for the government to wake up to the reality of Indian labour relations.
13 April 2020

How have China’s trade unions responded to the coronavirus crisis?

The global coronavirus pandemic has presented huge challenges to trade unions around the world. How has the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) measured up? What steps have local trade union officials taken to protect the health, economic interests and legal rights of workers in their districts? In February and March, CLB staff telephoned trade union officials in six Chinese cities to find out.
07 April 2020
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