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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

May 2022 labour news roundup: Shanghai resumes production

Shanghai resumes production; SHEIN business model creates e-commerce competition affecting workers’ livelihoods; several workers at manufacturing conglomerate BYD commit suicide in Changsha; Meituan introduces workplace safety measures for delivery drivers; migrant and youth unemployment rates rise; and the Vocational Education Law gets a revision.
31 May 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

Different contexts, similar solutions: solidarity with workers everywhere

On International Workers’ Day, CLB published a new report on the story of one union in Bangalore, India, practising collective bargaining through the global pandemic. Told through the eyes of worker representatives and union organisers at the Karnataka Garment Workers Union (KOOGU), the union’s roadmap of how to organise workers at the factory level for sustainable change is a roadmap for workers anywhere and everywhere to start reclaiming their bargaining power. 
11 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

An introduction to China Labour Bulletin’s Strike Map

There are no official statistics on the number of strikes and worker protests in China. CLB’s Strike Map is currently the only publicly accessible database that contains detailed information on more than 14,000 workers’ collective actions in China dating back to 2011
04 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

Cities in lockdown lack infrastructure to support essential workers

The pandemic and frontline workers, China’s Two Sessions, deadly gas accidents on the rise, and collective bargaining in India’s garment sector
06 April 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
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