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Reuters: Workers strike at another auto parts plant in China

Workers at Japanese electronics maker Omron's southern China factory have gone on strike, the latest disruption in the manufacturing hub over demands for better wages and working conditions.
22 July 2010

Atsumitec strikers get 45 percent pay rise, union lobbies for formal wage negotiation system

The week-long strike at Honda supplier Atsumitec ended Thursday after workers and management agreed to a 45 percent increase in the basic wage from 980 yuan a month to 1,420 yuan. And the Guangdong provincial government is currently drafting Regulations on the Democratic Management of Enterprises (广东省企业民主管理条例), which if implemented would establish a legally binding wage negotiation system.
22 July 2010

Guangdong’s new labour regulations open the door to worker participation in collective bargaining

中文版见下 The Guangdong provincial government is currently debating the latest draft of its Regulations on the Democratic Management of Enterprises (广东省企业民主管理条例 (草案修改二稿)), regulations that could, if implemented, finally open the door to genuine worker participation in collective bargaining in China.
26 July 2010

Adding insult to injury: Workers denied justice and detained after self-mutilation protest

After being hailed as heroes for braving snow and blizzards to get southern China’s electricity supply back on line during the big freeze of 2008, a group of power workers were cheated out of their jobs, denied judicial redress and eventually forced into a desperate act of self-mutilation in Beijing
16 December 2010

China's basic work-related death compensation award to nearly double to 340,000 yuan

The standard compensation award for work-related injuries and death will be substantially increased next year, the state council announced Monday 26 July. From 1 January 2011, the basic one-time compensation award for work-related death will be raised from 200,000 yuan to 343,500 yuan. And when funeral expenses and monthly pension payments to the relatives of the deceased are included, the total payment will come to around 618,000 yuan on average.
28 July 2010

The Guardian: Wave of strikes bring Chinese workers a step nearer new rights

Officials in Guangdong province – for years the country's manufacturing heartland – are debating proposals which activists say could be a landmark, allowing workers to democratically elect representatives to carry out collective bargaining.
02 August 2010

AP: China mines still deadly, as bosses ordered below

A month ago, China's premier ordered mining officials to go down into the shafts with their workers, but the step meant to improve safety in the world's deadliest mines hasn't saved lives.
04 August 2010

Bloomberg: The Rise of a Chinese Worker's Movement

Spurred by the Foxconn suicides, and aided by an exploding Internet, China's labor ranks are organizing for higher wages and more rights
04 August 2010

Bloomberg: China Workers May Get Legal Sanction to Strike in Proposed Guangdong Bill

The name gives no hint of potential changes for workers’ rights. Yet the proposed Regulations on the Democratic Management of Enterprises, under debate in the Guangdong Provincial People’s Congress, offers Chinese labor a new bargaining tool: an officially sanctioned right to strike.
05 August 2010

Businessweek: Is the Right to Strike Coming to China?

The name gives no hint of the revolutionary changes afoot for mainland workers. Yet the proposed Regulations on the Democratic Management of Enterprises, now being debated by the Guangdong Provincial People's Congress, could give Chinese labor the ultimate—and until now taboo—bargaining tool: an officially sanctioned right to strike. "This has been a no-go area in China for decades," says Robin Munro, deputy director at the Hong Kong-based China Labour Bulletin. All Chinese workers belong to one union, but it wields little power. "This is the first time ever Chinese authorities have said it is O.K. to strike."
06 August 2010
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