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Items tagged with "migrant-workers"

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


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


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


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


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


Migrant Workers and the Chronic Problem of Owed Wages

20 February 2008

Chinese New Year has just passed. Before New Year millions of migrant workers hope to take their … income and return to their hometown for reunions with their families after one years hard work. … However, many of them have had to struggle for unpaid wages before they go home. In this issue, CLNT … has chosen three articles focused on the chronic social problem of owed wages in China. How serious … is the problem? We tried to find the exact statistics data but could not. On 26 December 2007, Sun

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/28/migrant-workers-and-the-chronic-problem-of-owed-wages


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