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Prominent Hong Kong labour leader sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment

Veteran labour leader Lee Cheuk Yan was sentenced today to 12 months in jail for organising and taking part in an unauthorised assembly on 18 August 2019. Eight other prominent pro-democracy figures were also sentenced today during a high-profile district court hearing for their roles in that protest. In addition, Lee was given a six-month sentence after pleading guilty to participating in a separate protest on 31 August 2019. In total, Lee will serve 14 months in jail.
16 April 2021

Myanmar trade unions fighting to protect workers’ rights during the military crackdown

Trade unions in Myanmar are fighting to ensure that the labour rights of the hundreds of thousands of workers who have been at the forefront of the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) are protected.
31 March 2021

Cambodian and Chinese construction workers equal victims of the pandemic slowdown

CLB examines the complex interplay between Chinese and Cambodian construction workers and a rare moment of solidarity in Phnom Penh.
22 March 2021

Yangon garment factory district targeted in bloody military crackdown

The Myanmar military launched a full-scale assault on protesters and residents in Hlaing Tharyar Township, the centre of Yangon’s garment industry, on 14 March, in what was the bloodiest day so far in the junta’s crackdown.
16 March 2021

Workers and trade unions at the forefront of resistance

Trade unionists around the world, and particularly in the Global South, increasingly face the risk of political persecution for defending basic labour rights and political freedoms. 
05 March 2021

Hong Kong trade unionists under fire

China Labour Bulletin stands in solidarity with Carol Ng and Winnie Yu and all trade unionists around the world who are facing political persecution
03 March 2021

Myanmar workers and trade unions at the forefront of resistance

As the civil disobedience movement enters its second month, Kyaw Ye Lynn reports on the vital role of ordinary workers and trade unions.
02 March 2021

Myanmar military intensifies crackdown on trade unions and labour activists

China Labour Bulletin stands in solidarity with Myanmar’s trade unions and all workers seeking to restore democracy in the country. We join many other labour organizations, including the International Labour Organization, in calling for an immediate end to the harassment and persecution of labour activists in Myanmar.
27 February 2021

Vietnamese workers still in the dark about potential of new representative organisations

Vietnam’s new initiative to allow the creation of worker organizations not affiliated to the official trade union has made a faltering start.
21 January 2021

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
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