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The changing face of worker protest in northeast China

Protests move from state-owned enterprises to the private sector but familiar government and trade union failings remain.
17 August 2020

Students and trade union fight to prevent university from outsourcing sanitation work

The outsourcing of cleaning services at universities is a global problem that requires a global response.
14 May 2020

Foreign teachers in China struggle to get paid

China Labour Bulletin is frequently contacted by foreign teachers in China who are owed wages in arrears. While CLB cannot get directly involved in these cases, we have outlined some steps below that foreign teachers might take to protect their rights.
07 April 2020

An Introduction to CLB’s Work Accident Map

China Labour Bulletin established its bi-lingual Work Accident Map in December 2014 to track and categorise workplace accidents reported in the Chinese media.
02 March 2020

Staff protests spread after sudden closure of English education centres

Hundreds of staff at English tuition company Web International English have staged collective protests demanding the payment of wages in arrears following the sudden closure of numerous training centres across China.
28 October 2019

Rural doctors and teachers take action over chronic underfunding

Community doctors and teachers in China’s poor rural counties have been pushed to the limit and are now taking collective action to defend their rights.
24 July 2019

China sees progress in tackling child labour but problems remain

On World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June, we examine the progress made in tackling child labour in China and the problems that remain unresolved.
12 June 2019

China’s teachers stage protests over long-standing injustices

The demonstration by more than 200 public school teachers in the southwestern county of Jianyang on 21 May was just the latest in a series of protests by teachers in China over a wide-range of issues including low pay, unequal pensions and other benefits, and wage arrears.
23 May 2019

The state of labour relations in China, 2018

Of the 1,701 incidents recorded on CLB’s Strike Map in 2018, 1,246 occurred in domestic private enterprises. Evidence enough that labour unrest in China is very much a domestic problem, and one that requires a domestic solution.
09 January 2019

Five young kindergarten teachers die in sub-standard housing tragedy

Deaths highlight the enduring problem of shoddily-built and hazardous accommodation that China’s low-paid workers are forced to live in.
20 November 2018
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