Tongchuan Retired Workers

27 November 2007
During the 1960s, a group of women workers from Tongchuan, Shanxi Province, were instructed by the government to move permanently from the city to the countryside to help open up remote tracts of rural wasteland. Only when they reached retirement age did they discover, according to local officials, that by doing so they had "forfeited" all right to receive their state retirement pensions. CLB has found a lawyer to represent nearly 500 of these women in a class-action lawsuit against the Tongchuan government, and we are now awaiting a date for the initial court hearing.
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