The working environment in the Yunfu stone industry is slightly improved under the influence of government policy. However, amidst the pandemic, this study may not represent the real situation of the industry, because the decrease in the number of workers and orders may also reduce the flying dust. What is more significant is that similar problems manifested in the past research can still be witnessed in the industry today, such as the absence of the protective equipment, and substandard wet dust removal system. 
Loss of working ability and lack of motivation to work caused by health deterioration make most pneumoconiosis patients unemployed. But some patients still try hard to get employed again because of living difficulties. However, reemployment is also harsh to the patients. On the one hand, there are hurdles to their reemployment, “unable to work” and “nobody hires”. On the other hand, they suffer from low wages and further exposures to occupational hazards.
The negative impacts on working conditions caused by the pandemic has weakened. However, it has still created long-term negative impacts on workers’ personal livings.
Both the pandemics and long-lasting structural factors also gave rise to layoffs, outstanding wages, and other labour deprivations in small-scaled companies
The economic disadvantage of female workers under the pandemic is closely related to the said structural factors.
This article aims to discuss how the new trade union movement challenges the existing labour laws.
This study reveals a significant number of firms' unlawful activities, such as illegal dismissal, wage cut, delayed wage payment and non-payment.
To understand more about the working conditions of mining workers in China, the research team undertook an online survey.
The basic labour right problems of labour contract and social insurance in Henan Province and the issue had existed before the epidemic outbreak.


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