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Items tagged with "wages"

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


The Wenling Model: an experiment in trade-wide collective bargaining

21 October 2009

Click here to download this introduction in PDF format … http://www.clntranslations.org/file_download/89 Much is written about the trade union in China, but … how much do we know about how it actually operates inside workplaces, and how it negotiates with … private enterprises over wages and conditions for workers? The Wal-Mart company-wide collective … bargaining agreement was one such insight into the All China Federation of Trades Unions (ACFTU)

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/49/wenling


The “Migrant Worker Commander”: Zhang Quanshou and the Quanshun Labor Dispatch Company

23 July 2009

In this issue of CLNT we address the increasing use of labour dispatch in China, with particular … focus on the unusual case of a company called Quanshun. Former migrant-workers-turned-entrepreneur … Zhang Quanshou has been hailed in the Chinese media, for pioneering a new model of labour dispatch … supposed to be a win-win for workers and employers alike. Quanshun dispatches workers on-demand, to … meet the fluctuating needs of manufacturing enterprises. When workers are no longer needed, Quanshun

http://www.clntranslations.org/article/40/the-migrant-worker-commander-zhang-quanshou-and-the-quanshun-labor-dispatch-company


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


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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