Truck drivers

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Truck drivers stranded across China are unable to earn an income, lack food and bare necessities

Pandemic-related restrictions on movement and economic conditions have uniquely affected China’s truck drivers
16 May 2022

April 2022 labour news roundup: truck drivers trapped by pandemic prevention

In this edition: Shanghai under the Omicron wave; internet companies lay off workers; how companies are dodging labour laws; unpaid wages for China’s football teams
10 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

March 2022 labour news roundup: China’s workers in the Covid-19 wave

In this edition: Workers in the pandemic, tech layoffs, parcel delivery rate cuts, food delivery workers' rewards and punishments, age limits in construction industry, overtime culture, vocational student intern deaths, and a rise in teacher qualification applications
06 April 2022

High frequency of gas accidents threatens safety of workers across industries

Ageing gas lines, regulatory loopholes, and a focus on profit over safety are responsible for sharp increase in gas accidents since 2020
17 March 2022

14 workers dead after company bus submerged in flood water in Hebei province

On 11 October, a company bus carrying 51 commuting workers sank into flood waters while crossing a bridge in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. The bus was transporting day shift workers to Jingye Group Co., Ltd, located 15 kilometers away from the accident scene in Pingshan county.
18 October 2021

China’s food delivery workers take action while the union idles

Food delivery workers in several major cities went on strike at the end of June in protest at pay cuts and the draconian policies imposed by the online platforms that dominate the market.
06 July 2021

Trade union officials seek to deflect responsibility after truck driver suicide

Following the tragic death of truck driver Jin Deqiang, CLB called local trade union officials to ask what they were doing to protect truck drivers’ rights.
11 June 2021

Truck driver suicide sparks anger over poor-quality vehicle tracking system

Truck driver Jin Deqiang took his own life on 5 April after he was fined 2,000 yuan for driving while his satellite positioning system was offline. Jin was stopped at a checkpoint in Tangshan, Hebei. After officials insisted he pay a fine, Jin drank a bottle of pesticide. 
13 April 2021

An introduction to China Labour Bulletin's Workers’ Calls-for-Help Map

China Labour Bulletin has, since September 2020, collected notable calls for help from workers and added them to a new database.
26 November 2020
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