Hard-won but blood-drenched road to defend rightsIn recent years, the number of occupational disease victims in China has risen exponentially. In 2010, new cases surged by percent which equates to a new diagnosis every 10 minutes. Pneumoconiosis accounts for 90 percent of these cases. There are countless more 'hidden' cases. Many migrant workers do not receive compensation or may receive it too late to make any difference to their short lives.
Hong Kong – China solidarity: Reflections on the past 10 years of supporting worker advocacy in ChinaOver the past decade, Hong Kong labour NGOs have been playing an active and vital role in supporting and strengthening the labour activism in China. They have done this by engaging in direct organizing, campaigning and advocacy for the rights of migrant workers and by regulating the violations of the foreign investors, particularly those Asian exporting capitals from Hong Kong and Taiwan. As fellow Chinese across the border, we exercise our special position to empower Chinese workers through solidarity and concerted actions with them in their struggle for justice and dignity.
Over 2.6 million yuan compensation ruled by the Chinese court for six silicosis workersFor more than 6 long years silicosis victims at the Hong Kong owned LuckyGems and Jewellery Factory Ltd have been fighting for fair compensationthrough legal channels. In August a final court decision was issued on fivesilicosis workers, namely Liu Dabing (劉大丙), Tan Zhouquan (譚周全), LiuZhongwu (劉忠武), Ren Qimei (冉啟美) and Jiang Xueying (蔣學英 ). On 3rd August, the Higher People's Court of Guangdong Province made an ultimate andirreversible judgment on the five cases: the Court upholds and reaffirms the original verdicts of the second trials on the five cases ...
- LAC Raised its Concerns on China's Labour Rights Through 2 Joint Submissions to the United Nations
- A Joint NGO Submission Concerning China for Consideration under the Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council
- Protest at Li & Fung over the Bangladeshi fire deaths
- [Ming Pao] Li & Fung Audit its Suppliers Regularly and Urge to Improve
- Condemn Guangdong authorities for oppression of the Shenzhen labour NGOs
- Please confirm the legitimate work of NGOs and support their continued development
- Massive India Strike Poses Fresh Challenge to Government
- [HK Daily News] Protest Prada Listing
collective bargaining has always been a power struggle between the employers and employees. The weaker side takes “solidarity” as its motto, referring that only when organized, it would become strong enough for resistance, and strike is the last but indispensable choice of resistance.
China’s economic development in the last two decades marked a unique path of capitalist development under the unique historical and politico-economic conditions of the 21st century. Various concerns have been raised about its development, its sustainability and the impact of its emerging power on Chinese society and global politics and economics.