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Items tagged with "law"

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


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


Migrant workers protest against poorly managed social security reforms in Guangdong

24 March 2010

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_tuibao_2010_INTRO.pdf In July 2008, … CLNT provided extensive analysis of how Chinas social security system was failing migrant workers … especially when it comes to old-age pensions. Even though Chinese law requires old-age insurance for … all migrant workers, until recently, the funds in workers insurance account could not be … transferred between different cities and provinces. Hence when migrant workers returned home, or

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/53/social-security


Chinese Labor NGOs and Free Legal Services Always in a Precarious Situation

26 January 2010

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format CLNT_NGOs_threat_INTRO.pdf This first CLNT … 2010 issue does not bring very good tidings. Fortunately the situation may not be as dire as it … looks. CLNT has in possession two Chinese government documents related to the so-called … professional citizens agents. The first one is a long investigative report issued a year ago in … January 2009 by the Guangdong Provincial Committee on Politics and Law of the Communist Party of

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/51/citizen-agents


Systematic government theft of migrant workers’ retirement pensions

13 July 2008

By law, Chinese employers are required to contribute to a government-administered retirement … pension scheme for all employees. In theory, it sounds like this provides for some kind of security … for migrant workers in their old age. But there is a catch. Migrant workers are highly mobile. In … Guangdong province, for example, migrant workers only stay for an average of four to six years … (Peoples Daily, 8 January 2008) and in that time they may well move between several different

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/31/systematic-government-theft-of-migrant-workers-retirement-pensions


Labor NGOs in Guangdong Province

07 January 2008

The last two CLNT postings were related to labor NGOs in Guangdong province. The first one was on … how, with the assistance of these grassroots NGOs, workers sometimes are able to receive a large … amount of unpaid wages or compensation for occupational injuries; the second article was on a … vicious physical attack against the head of one of these NGOs. In this issue we have chosen two … articles that provide a more detailed background on these NGOs to enable readers to gain a better

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/27/labor-ngos-in-guangdong-province


Shenzhen Labor Activist Attacked

06 December 2007

In this issue of China Labor News Translations we offer coverage of a savage attack on November 20 … against grass-roots labor rights advocate Huang Qingnan, of the Dagongzhe Migrant Workers Center, in … the Longgang district of Shenzhen. English language media coverage has begun to appear (for example … in the 11/28/07 Wall Street Journal), as the incident draws international attention. Here CLNT … provides two Chinese articles not otherwise available in English: Succession of Pearl River Delta

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/26/shenzhen-labor-activist-attacked


A new precedent: Shenzhen furniture factory worker wins two years overtime back pay

14 November 2007

Chinese migrant workers being owed wages is a problem widely recognized in China. It is so common … that we have inadvertently taken it for granted. CLNT is fortunate to have come across a recent case … study that challenges the chronic underpayment of Chinese workers. There are two main ways that … workers are owed wages: 1) underpaid or unpaid overtime; 2) wage arrears for regular work hours. The … problem is so widespread particularly concerning overtime wages – that it has become the

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/25/h4-a-new-precedent-shenzhen-furniture-factory-worker-wins-two-years-overtime-back-pay


“Western Fast Food” chains violate minimum wage laws

26 May 2007

Discussion about workers rights and Labor Law in China has again come to focus on large … multi-national companies. In February this year, a few journalists from Guangzhous New Express on … their own initiative went to investigate working conditions at McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut. … Several of them posed as students and worked at several facilities. They found that all three … fast-food outlets were seriously underpaying their part-time employees. Under Chinese law, part-time

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/17/western-fast-food-chains-violate-minimum-wage-laws


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