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Our 10 most recent articles.

An introduction to China Labour Bulletin’s Strike Map

There are no official statistics on the number of strikes and worker protests in China. CLB’s Strike Map is currently the only publicly accessible database that contains detailed information on more than 14,000 workers’ collective actions in China dating back to 2011
04 May 2022

Shanghai’s frontline workers document their struggles online under lockdown

CLB’s Workers’ Calls-for-Help Map has logged numerous examples of frontline workers’ rights being violated all while they work to support the lockdown
03 May 2022

Extension of retirement age in Jiangsu province highlights gender effects of labour policies

Changing demographics and projected social security shortfall have led to adjustment in legal retirement age, but systemic issues are not resolved
08 March 2022

First local Covid-19 case in Xi’an outbreak highlights lack of labour protections for frontline workers

A quarantine hotel worker tested positive for Covid-19 on 9 December 2021 and has since struggled to receive his pay and benefits for the hazardous work
31 January 2022

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
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