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Items tagged with "international-solidarity"

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


Chinese responses to Foxconn suicides

03 June 2010

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_Foxconn_intro.pdf Foxconn has been … notorious amongst Chinese labor activists for years. Its enormous size, the strict discipline … imposed on its employees and its cramped dormitories with 3-tiered bunk beds make it stand out from … other Chinese IT factories not to mention the fact that it is the biggest manufacturer of … electronic and computer components in the world. But never has this Taiwanese corporate giant had to

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/55/foxconn


Dagongzhe Migrant Workers’ Centre fights on despite violent attack

15 December 2009

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_Dagongzhe_INTRO.pdf It has been two … years since labor activist Huang Qingnan almost lost his leg to a machete attack on 20 November … 2007. The founder and registered person of the Dagongzhe Migrant Worker Centre in Shenzhen was … attacked in broad daylight for his work educating migrant workers about their legal rights and … assisting them take their disputes to court. Chinese labor rights NGOs in Shenzhen are accustomed to

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/50/dagongzhe-migrant-workers-centre-fights-on-despite-violent-attack


Chinese students go undercover to investigate Coca Cola

16 September 2009

Student beaten by manager when he asked for his wages CLNT Editorial: 16 September 2009 Click here … to download this editorial in PDF format. This may make footnotes easier to read! CLNT Coca Cola … editorial In this issue of CLNT, instead of providing a translated article as usual, we bring you … the latest news from an unusual and groundbreaking campaign by mainland Chinese student activists, … in support of workers at Coca Cola bottling plants. In August 2008, students from several mainland

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/41/chinese-students-go-undercover-to-investigate-coca-cola


The Bad and the Good of the Wal-Mart ACFTU Collective Agreement

18 May 2009

The attached document is a translation of the collective agreement in effect between one of the … individual unionized Wal-Mart stores in China and the responsible local trade union committee. It … represents the template agreement that has been followed by all of the unionized Wal-Mart stores in … China since July 2008. To put this agreement in global perspective, there is not a single collective … agreement at any Wal-Mart store in the USA, while in Canada the only existing agreement covering 180

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/38/wal-mart-contract


Ole Wolff (Yantai) Union Struggle Part Two

10 March 2009

A union struggle for union self-determination continues In October 2008, CLNT covered the case of … the Ole Wolff (Yantai) Trade Union, or OWYTU. The case was unique in several ways – the … workers tenacity in establishing their own union, in choosing their own union leadership, in … withstanding employer retaliation, in achieving a sympathetic local profile in the media and in … successfully forging solidarity links to the Danish trade union in the employers home country. For

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/37/ole-wolff-2


Workers fight to save their union activists

16 October 2008

The case of Ole Wolff (Yantai) Electronics Ltd This case of unusual rank and file union activism in … China can be seen as both good and bad news. The good news is that, in the North-Eastern Chinese … port city of Yantai there are workers willing to struggle for two years for their right to form … their own union that will stand up for their rights. The bad news is that this struggle has taken a … heavy toll on union activists, at least seven of whom have been fired because of their union

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/35/workers-fight-to-save-their-union-activists


“Change to Win” delegates visit China

18 June 2007

This May a delegation of leaders representing the American labor federation Change to Win (CtW) … made a groundbreaking visit to China to engage in high level talks with representatives from the All … China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU). Members of the CtW delegation included CtW Chair Anna … Burger, CtW Executive Director Greg Tarpinian, CtW Secretary-Treasurer and UNITE HERE Executive Vice … President Edgar Romney, Teamsters President James P. Hoffa, President of the UFW Arturo Rodriguez,

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/18/change-to-win-delegates-visit-china


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