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Holding China’s trade unions to account

CLB conducts a one year, in-depth investigation into the All-China Federation of Trade Union’s reform initiative.
17 February 2020

The shifting patterns of transport worker protests in China present a major challenge to the trade union

Strikes by transport workers have long been a feature of daily life in China’s cities but in the last five years there has been a noticeable shift in the nature of these protests, driven primarily by the rapid growth of app-based transport services and the decline of traditional services.
18 November 2019

A tragedy on China’s highways illustrates the true cost of next day delivery

Truckers’ deaths demonstrate once again the importance of union representation for China’s fast-growing logistics sector
11 February 2019

The state of labour relations in China, 2018

Of the 1,701 incidents recorded on CLB’s Strike Map in 2018, 1,246 occurred in domestic private enterprises. Evidence enough that labour unrest in China is very much a domestic problem, and one that requires a domestic solution.
09 January 2019

Tracking the ever-present danger for workers on the streets of China

Of the 507 incidents recorded on CLB’s Work Accident Map so far this year, 148 (29 percent) were caused by a collision with a motor vehicle. Of these incidents, 70 involved sanitation workers and 69 involved delivery drivers.
20 December 2018

Trade union congress opens amid widespread labour unrest in China

The All-China Federation of Trade Unions’ (ACFTU) showcase event, its five-yearly National Congress, got underway in Beijing this morning.
22 October 2018

Going by the book: a sustainable alternative to precarious work in China

China’s internet platforms are playing an increasingly dominant role in dictating labour relations in the new economy, and workers are paying the price. However, one company shows that simply complying with the law and giving workers proper employment contracts is still a more sustainable business model.
09 July 2018

Social media resources on China’s workers

The social media landscape in China is constantly shifting and it can be difficult to keep track of relevant and up-to-date information on worker activism, trade unions and labour relations. Here a just a few of the resources that we are currently looking at.
05 July 2018

China’s truck drivers strike over stagnant pay, high fuel costs and arbitrary fines

Truck drivers in Shandong, Sichuan, Chongqing, Anhui, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Shanghai, Hubei, Henan and Zhejiang call for national strike over low pay, increasing fuel prices and arbitrary fines.
11 June 2018
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