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Mine bosses quick to countermand government order to go underground

The bosses of a privately-owned coal mine in Guangxi have devised a cunning plan to evade their forthcoming legal obligation to accompany miners underground during work shifts – they have selected and promoted seven junior managers to take their place.
21 September 2010

China Labour Bulletin supports Guangdong's efforts to establish a collective wage negotiation system

In the two months since the Guangdong government revised draft legislation that would help establish a collective wage negotiation system in the province, Hong Kong business groups have mounted a sustained and increasingly alarmist and vitriolic lobbying campaign against the bill, which eventually succeeded postponing its submission to the upcoming session of the provincial legislature.
22 September 2010

The Guardian: China mining bosses 'employ stand-ins to avoid being sent into pits'

It was a bold, even desperate, attempt by China's leaders to cut the shocking death toll in its pits: send bosses into the shaft with the miners. But Chinese media reported today that one mine had responded by appointing substitutes, increasing cynicism about whether senior mine staff will comply
22 September 2010

The Hindu: Labour disputes on the rise in China

Labour disputes in China more than doubled between 2007 and 2009, underscoring rising dissatisfaction among factory workers and migrant labourers over low wages. Last year, Chinese courts handled 318,600 labour disputes. Considering that only a fraction of labour disputes find their way to courts, the actual number of disputes was likely far higher. This represented a 110 per cent increase in the number of disputes since 2007, according to statistics released by China's Supreme People's Court this week.
23 September 2010

SCMP: HK bosses rule out debate on labour reforms

Hong Kong factory bosses have rejected appeals by the China Labour Bulletin activist group to debate a controversial plan that would allow Guangdong workers to collectively negotiate wages and benefits. The CLB, a non-government body headed by democracy advocate Han Dongfang, wants a public debate with industrial organisations over the controversial plan. Nearly 60 employer groups have opposed the proposal so strongly that the Standing Committee of the Guangdong People's Congress decided not to submit the draft rule to next week's congress meeting.
24 September 2010

Wall Street Journal: China’s Continuing Labor Problems

The outbreak of strikes at foreign-invested enterprises in China during the summer raises significant questions about the future of China’s industrial work force, and highlights a number of tensions at play. The questions involve different sectors of Chinese society, including business; government, including the state-controlled labor union; the All-China Federation of Labor Unions (ACFTU), and the work force. The core question is how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will adjust to stronger demands from China’s workers, perhaps supported by a newly more active ACFTU – and the extent to which those demands are seen by the CCP as being at odds with the party-state’s fixation on maintaining social stability above all else. To complicate the picture further, central government support of more vigorous union activity may conflict with local governments’ concern to increase investment in industry.
28 September 2010

LA Times: Illegal immigrants pour across border seeking work

The illegal immigrants come seeking higher wages, steady employment and a chance at better lives for their families. They cross the border in remote stretches where there are no fences or they pay traffickers to sneak them past border guards. Then they work as maids, harvest crops or toil hunched in sweatshops. As familiar as this sounds, this is not the United States or Europe, but China, which is attracting an increasing number of undocumented workers to fill the bottom rungs of its booming economy
29 September 2010

Hong Kong industries lobby against labour reform

William Nee and Geoffrey Crothall discuss how Hong Kong industries have teamed up to lobby against labour reform in Guangdong province. We also mention CLB's actions that helped counter this influence.
29 September 2010

Collective bargaining and raising wages may be in China’s strategic interests

Although Chinese policymakers are very weary of "instability", they may not necessarily see workers demands for higher wages as a bad thing.
06 October 2010

CNN: China factory gives 2nd round of raises following suicides

Foxconn -- a Chinese contractor that makes brand-name electronics for companies such as Apple -- is raising workers' pay for a second time following a spate of suicides this year at its factory in Shenzhen, according to state media.
08 October 2010
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