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Migrant workers hit hardest by job losses in 2020

China boasted a robust economic recovery following the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, but official statistics confirm that rural migrant workers, who make up more than one-third of the working population, suffered severe job losses and saw incomes stagnate.
19 January 2021

Employee deaths put China’s tech sector under further scrutiny

An engineer employed at e-commerce platform Pinduoduo reportedly jumped to his death on Saturday, 9 January, after unexpectedly returning home on leave. It was the second sudden death of a Pinduoduo employee in ten days, highlighting the extreme pressure faced by workers in China’s ultra-competitive tech sector.  
11 January 2021

An introduction to China Labour Bulletin's Workers’ Calls-for-Help Map

China Labour Bulletin has, since September 2020, collected notable calls for help from workers and added them to a new database.
26 November 2020

Workers in the Global South face unprecedented challenges in 2020

CLB investigates how the Covid-19 pandemic and economic contraction has affected the world’s two largest workforces in China and India.
19 November 2020

Private education companies are a new focus of worker protests in China

Staff and customers of one of China’s best known education companies, YouWin Education, staged a mass protest at the company headquarters in Beijing on 19 October. 
09 November 2020

The Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers: A case study

This is the first in a short series of articles on workers’ rights and collective action in India during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.
02 November 2020

Express delivery workers protest wage arrears as Singles Day approaches

On Monday 19 October, Best Express workers staged a protest demanding the payment of wages in arrears after the sudden closure of a branch in Shanghai. On the same day, workers at YTO Express in Fuzhou also protested the non-payment of wages.
22 October 2020

Food delivery workers need a trade union to push for real change

China’s major food delivery companies have made some concessions to workers in response to public pressure, but fundamental problems in the industry remain.
22 September 2020

Food delivery drivers strike over increased competition

China’s biggest food delivery app, Meituan Dianping, announced a major rebound in sales last month. However, neither the company’s drivers nor the restaurants that supply customers are cheering. 
02 June 2020

Workers’ struggles echo around the world as pandemic spreads

On May Day this year, we highlight the struggle of workers in China and around the world to protect their health and livelihood during the coronavirus pandemic
01 May 2020
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