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The Dispatch Labor System in China Questioned

29 September 2011

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_strike_law_intro This issue of China … Labor News Translations (CLNT) features three excerpts from published Chinese-language articles on … the labor dispatch system in China. In the past several years, the use of dispatch labor has become … a contentious issue in Chinese labor relations. Under the labor dispatch system, workers sign labor … contracts with labor dispatch agencies and are then dispatched to enterprises that are recruiting

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/64/dispatch-labor-questioned


Should China create a law on strike?

20 July 2011

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_strike_law_intro Even though strikes … frequently occur across China, the country actually has no law regulating labor strikes. There is no … law permitting strikes, but at the same time there is no law banning them. After the high-profile … strike wave in the automotive sector last year, a small number of public comments were published in … China, online and in the print media, discussing the question of whether or not there should be

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/62/strike+law


Worker fights downsizing at Harbin Railway, and demands a democratic union

05 April 2011

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_ZhaoDongmin_intro This issue of CLNT … features the blogs of Zhu Chunsheng – a worker activist who since late 2010 has been resisting … the Harbin Passenger Railways efforts to lay-off staff and force remaining employees to sign … illegal contracts with worse conditions. He himself has been laid-off. Zhu claims the enterprise … union has refused to assist workers, and he is now calling for new union elections for real worker

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/61/zhu-chunsheng


Labor lawyer imprisoned in Xi’an for organizing against corrupt privatization of state enterprises

10 January 2011

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_ZhaoDongmin_intro Against the backdrop … of Liu Xiaobo being awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, this issue of CLNT highlights the case of … Zhao Dongmin a labor lawyer and Maoist who on 25 October 2010 was sentenced to three years in … prison for applying to set up a workers organisation to monitor the privatization of state … enterprises and alert the authorities about cases of corruption. There are many worker activists and

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/60/zhao-dongmin


Beijing Worker Takes Initiative to Establish Union in Privatized State Enterprise

22 October 2010

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_LiuRongli_2_intro In this issue we … document how through the effort of one individual worker in Beijing, Liu Rongli, a small workplace … union branch was set up successfully against all odds. This case demonstrates that there is some … support within the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) for workers to take the initiative … to set up their own union branches, within the parameters of Chinas Trade Union Law. Five years

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/59/liu-rongli-2


Guangzhou and US unions discuss the politics of global supply chains: is this an example of constructive engagement?

18 September 2010

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_GZ_SanFrancisco_collaboration_intro.pdf … One big debate in the international trade union movement in the past two decades has been whether to … engage with the All-China Federation of Trade Union (ACFTU). As a union under the control of the … Chinese Communist Party, one camp has argued for no engagement. The camp that supports engagement … argued that in this enormous organization there must be some trade unionists who stood with labor,

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/58/guangzhou-union


The Nanhai Honda strike and the union

18 July 2010

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_Honda_intro.pdf One of the most … interesting dimensions of the recent strikes at three Honda auto components factories in the Pearl … River Delta region has been workers clearly articulated demand for their enterprise unions to be … elected by and accountable to workers. Their demands are uncommon, but not unprecedented. Back in … 2006, workers at the Ole Wolff electronics factory fought for a workers elected union in Yantai.

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/56/honda


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