Wage arrears

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Temporary workers stage mass protests at electronics factories in China and India

Thousands of temporary workers staged a mass protest outside the Pegatron factory in Shanghai on 19 December after managers at the Taiwan-owned electronics company ordered them to relocate to another facility in Kunshan.
22 December 2020

Singles Day reveals harsh reality of China’s express delivery industry

This year’s Singles Day shopping bonanza on 11 November has once again exposed the appalling conditions delivery workers labour under in order to meet consumer demand. Moreover, there are reports that working conditions are actually getting worse as the industry develops. 
30 November 2020

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

Express delivery workers pushed to the limit

Battered by the pandemic and intense competition between rival companies, China’s express delivery workers are bracing for more pain with the annual online shopping bonanza of Singles Day (双11) just around the corner on 11 November.
03 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

ACFTU trumpets self-proclaimed achievements in poverty alleviation

The All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) is claiming credit for helping to eradicate absolute poverty in China, one of the key targets in paramount leader Xi Jinping’s goal of creating a moderately prosperous society by the end of this year.
13 October 2020

Rural teachers demand payment of millions of yuan in wage arrears

After five years of wage delays and non-payment of bonuses and pension contributions, the teachers of Dafang country in Guizhou finally had enough. They took their complaints public and petitioned the central government for help. In early September, the State Council intervened and ordered the local government to pay the teachers the 470 million yuan they were owed.
05 October 2020

Construction worker protests on the rise as economic uncertainties persist in China

The number of protests by construction workers has surged in the last four months, as residential and infrastructure projects in China continue to stall.
15 September 2020
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