Working Hours

Our 10 most recent articles.

China’s economic recovery shows stark regional differences

The provinces most severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as most major cities in China, all saw negative economic growth in the first half of the year, according to official data on the gross domestic product (GDP) of individual provinces released last week.
05 August 2020

China’s workers pay the price for growing global demand for face masks

As we reported in last month’s newsletter, the demand for face masks in China dropped off dramatically once the coronavirus outbreak was determined to be brought under control, leading to mass layoffs and wage arrears at unprofitable factories.
04 August 2020

Transport company in tanker explosion repeatedly violated safety standards

At least 19 people were killed and another 172 injured when a fuel tanker exploded on a highway outside the coastal town of Wenling in Zhejiang on Saturday. 
15 June 2020

Food delivery drivers strike over increased competition

China’s biggest food delivery app, Meituan Dianping, announced a major rebound in sales last month. However, neither the company’s drivers nor the restaurants that supply customers are cheering. 
02 June 2020

Lax enforcement of safety regulations leads to spate of tower crane accidents

China has seen a spate of tower crane accidents at construction sites over the last two weeks, as work on building and infrastructure projects resumes after the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown.
02 June 2020

Students and trade union fight to prevent university from outsourcing sanitation work

The outsourcing of cleaning services at universities is a global problem that requires a global response.
14 May 2020

Harsh penalties for accidents do little to improve work safety in China

On 24 April, the courts in Fengcheng, Jiangxi, sentenced 28 enterprise managers and officials to prison terms of up to 18 years for their role in one of China’s biggest construction site accidents in recent years.
07 May 2020

Workers’ struggles echo around the world as pandemic spreads

On May Day this year, we highlight the struggle of workers in China and around the world to protect their health and livelihood during the coronavirus pandemic
01 May 2020

Covid-19 and the crisis of informal labour in India

As India’s national lockdown continues, P.K. Anand argues the time has come for the government to wake up to the reality of Indian labour relations.
13 April 2020

China’s trade unions caught in the headlights of the coronavirus crisis

CLB conducted a series of interviews with trade union officials in China in order to gauge their response to the coronavirus crisis. 
01 April 2020
Back to Top

This website uses cookies that collect information about your computer. Please see CLB's privacy policy to understand exactly what data is collected from our website visitors and newsletter subscribers, how it is used and how to contact us if you have any concerns over the use of your data.