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China:union report

The way forward for trade unions and workers in China: A new research report from CLB http://www.clb.org.hk/en/node/100424 The mass unemployment, lower wages and job insecurity created by the global economic crisis threatens the livelihoods of millions of Chinese workers, especially rural migrants who have little or no social security net to fall back on. Will […]

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China keeps labour law

China won’t revise labor contract law amid financial crisis: lawmaker www.chinaview.cn http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-03/09/content_10979130.htm BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) — China will not revise the Labor Contract Law to compromise workers’ rights as suggested by some people to help enterprises cope with the global financial turmoil, a legislator said here Monday. “The labor contract law has nothing to […]

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China fears riots

China fears riots will spread as boom goes sour Millions of retrenched workers in the global economic crisis hitting China’s growth left the cities to return to their rural family homes. Beijing hopes the newly jobless will stay there – to prevent a fresh wave of unrest in the cities. Here is a description of […]

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China labour contract law – no teeth

I have been reporting on this blog China’s new labour laws. Here is one report ‘China’s New Labor Law Falling By Wayside Amid Financial Crisis.’ (U.S. Daily Labor Report, http://www.bna.com/products/labor/dlr.htm) BEIJING—China’s much-vaunted labor contract law is losing its teeth amid the global financial crisis, labor rights groups have reported, as local governments back away from […]

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China: rules on the new contract employment law

China: rules on the new contract employment law

China: Employment Strategy For Foreign Investors In China After The Publication Of The Implementation Rules Of The Labor Contract Law. Please read other posts on Employment Contract law. This is an update by by Winston Zhao, Jessie Tang, Wilson L.K. Sung, Bob Oberlies and Zhe Wang. www.mondaq.com Ever since the promulgation of the Labor Contract […]

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Chinese workers fight back

The case of Ole Wolff (Yantai) Electronics Ltd This case of unusual rank and file union activism in China can be seen as both good and bad news. The good news is that, in the North-Eastern Chinese port city of Yantai there are workers’ willing to struggle for two years for their right to form […]

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Rocky Road to Labor Reform in China

Rocky Road to Labor Reform in China

Trouble at Wal-Mart: The Rocky Road to Labor Reform in China by GLS The industrial relations system in China is in play as workers, peasants, corporations, and a variety of civil society, state, and party actors vie to determine its future. Now the collapse of the global financial system and the likelihood of a deep […]

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The Chinese Unionise Wal-Mart 2006

The Chinese Unionise Wal-Mart 2006

At the high-rise Beijing headquarters of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) on 30/1/2007, I asked Ms Guo Chen from the Grass-Roots Organization and Capacity Building Department to go through their steps of unionising Wal-Mart. Why? The retailer Wal-Mart is the largest anti-union company in the world. The China union breakthrough is a significant […]

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2008 China labor law reforms - part one The content of the employment contract law

2008 China labor law reforms – part one The content of the employment contract law

China’s President and Communist Party Secretary Hu Jintao and Government Premier Wen Jiabao supported these workplace ‘harmonisation’ reforms. China’s 10th National People’s Congress (NPC) passed the Labor Law on Employment Contracts on June 29th 2007 and in force from 1st January 2008. The Labor Law on Labor Disputes Mediation and Arbitration was operative from May […]

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