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Hong Kong and mainland elder care workers in fifth pandemic wave face common industry challenges

The interests of local and non-local workers are convergent, according to CLB’s investigation into residential elder care working conditions in Hong Kong
20 June 2022

Migrant workers and their children

There are an estimated 292 million rural migrant workers in China, comprising more than one-third of the entire working population. They have been the engine of China’s spectacular economic growth over the last three decades but remain marginalized, and their children have limited access to education and healthcare.
26 May 2022

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

First union at warehouse of tech giant Amazon shows the power of independent organizing

Amazon Labor Union urges workers everywhere to ride unionisation wave and build community in the workplace
14 April 2022

Cities in lockdown lack infrastructure to support essential workers

The pandemic and frontline workers, China’s Two Sessions, deadly gas accidents on the rise, and collective bargaining in India’s garment sector
06 April 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

Workers live in factories, food delivery drivers sleep outside, and medical staff die from overwork in Covid-19 wave

Frontline workers have borne the brunt of the latest wave of Covid-19 hitting Shanghai and Shenzhen especially hard
30 March 2022

Labour policy suggestions put forward at annual legislative meetings in Beijing

Discussions at these meetings act as a barometer on labour policies for the coming year
22 March 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
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