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Construction workers see minor improvements in work safety and job security but grievances remain

As China ramps up infrastructure development again, CLB talks to three construction workers about their pay and working conditions.
14 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

For China’s couriers, not all routes are created equal

Intense competition among express delivery companies has led to a string of bankruptcies, while couriers face increasing pressure to keep up with the volume of orders.
16 March 2021

When We Were Smart: Reflections on factory town culture in China

A new documentary follows the lives of young migrant workers and the unique cultural phenomenon they created a decade ago.
22 February 2021

As China's economy recovers, the burden on workers increases

China was one of few countries that managed a reasonable economic recovery during the Covid-19 pandemic that began last year. However, China’s workers are yet to see their share, and, for many, wage levels and working conditions have deteriorated.
03 February 2021

Collective protests decline but worker grievances remain unresolved

China’s economic slowdown, combined with rapidly shifting patterns of employment and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, resulted in a marked decline in the number of collective protests by workers last year. 
27 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

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
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