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June 2022 labour news roundup: Restaurant closures leave millions of workers without jobs

Catering industry stalls under high operating costs; delivery drivers detained for violating Shanghai’s pandemic prevention regulations; construction companies transfer Covid-positive workers to unhygienic facilities; all levels of government urged to hire new graduates; physical examinations lead to insidious employment discrimination
05 July 2022

China’s truck drivers stranded amid lockdowns

"You can’t earn a living. All you can do is hold out with your truck," said a truck driver surnamed Yang, of difficulties for transport workers under China's pandemic prevention measures
06 June 2022

Migrant workers and their children

There are an estimated 292 million rural migrant workers in China, comprising more than one-third of the entire working population. They have been the engine of China’s spectacular economic growth over the last three decades but remain marginalized, and their children have limited access to education and healthcare.
26 May 2022

Truck drivers stranded across China are unable to earn an income, lack food and bare necessities

Pandemic-related restrictions on movement and economic conditions have uniquely affected China’s truck drivers
16 May 2022

April 2022 labour news roundup: truck drivers trapped by pandemic prevention

In this edition: Shanghai under the Omicron wave; internet companies lay off workers; how companies are dodging labour laws; unpaid wages for China’s football teams
10 May 2022

Shanghai’s frontline workers document their struggles online under lockdown

CLB’s Workers’ Calls-for-Help Map has logged numerous examples of frontline workers’ rights being violated all while they work to support the lockdown
03 May 2022

March 2022 labour news roundup: China’s workers in the Covid-19 wave

In this edition: Workers in the pandemic, tech layoffs, parcel delivery rate cuts, food delivery workers' rewards and punishments, age limits in construction industry, overtime culture, vocational student intern deaths, and a rise in teacher qualification applications
06 April 2022

High frequency of gas accidents threatens safety of workers across industries

Ageing gas lines, regulatory loopholes, and a focus on profit over safety are responsible for sharp increase in gas accidents since 2020
17 March 2022

14 workers dead after company bus submerged in flood water in Hebei province

On 11 October, a company bus carrying 51 commuting workers sank into flood waters while crossing a bridge in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. The bus was transporting day shift workers to Jingye Group Co., Ltd, located 15 kilometers away from the accident scene in Pingshan county.
18 October 2021

China’s food delivery workers take action while the union idles

Food delivery workers in several major cities went on strike at the end of June in protest at pay cuts and the draconian policies imposed by the online platforms that dominate the market.
06 July 2021
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