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April 2022 labour news roundup [CLB] 2022-05-22

Truck drivers stranded across China are unable to earn an income, lack food and bare necessities [CLB] 2022-05-22

Elon Musk praises Chinese workers for ‘burning the 3am oil’ – here’s what that really looks like [The Guardian] 2022-05-13

Shanghai’s frontline workers document their struggles online under lockdown [CLB] 2022-05-05

Coal mines hastily restart production to manage energy crisis, leading to deadly accidents [China Labour Bulletin] 2022-04-26

ILO welcomes China’s move towards the ratification of two forced labour Conventions [ILO] 2022-04-21

March 2022 labour news roundup: China’s workers in the Covid-19 wave [China Labour Bulletin] 2022-04-06

Former union leaders arrested as repression escalates [ITUC] 2022-04-04

Workers live in factories, food delivery drivers sleep outside, and medical staff die from overwork in Covid-19 wave [China Labour Bulletin] 2022-03-30

Labour policy suggestions put forward at annual legislative meetings in Beijing [China Labour Bulletin] 2022-03-22

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April 2022 labour news roundup 2022-05-22 [CLB]

Truck drivers stranded across China are unable to earn an income, lack food and bare necessities 2022-05-22 [CLB]

Elon Musk praises Chinese workers for ‘burning the 3am oil’ – here’s what that really looks like 2022-05-13 [The Guardian]

Loblaw faces pressure from activist investors, BMO over allegations of ties to suppliers in China’s Uyghur region 2022-05-11 [The Record]

Loblaw Shareholders Choose to Pursue Uyghur Issue 2022-05-06 [Morningstar]

Shanghai’s frontline workers document their struggles online under lockdown 2022-05-05 [CLB]

Coal mines hastily restart production to manage energy crisis, leading to deadly accidents 2022-04-26 [China Labour Bulletin]

ILO welcomes China’s move towards the ratification of two forced labour Conventions 2022-04-21 [ILO]

March 2022 labour news roundup: China’s workers in the Covid-19 wave 2022-04-06 [China Labour Bulletin]

Former union leaders arrested as repression escalates 2022-04-04 [ITUC]

US and Australian Press Clubs join in calling for the release of MEAA member Cheng Lei 2022-04-01 [MEAA]

Australian, U.S. Press Leaders Condemn China’s Secretive Prosecution and Detention of TV Journalist 2022-03-31 [IFJ]

Workers live in factories, food delivery drivers sleep outside, and medical staff die from overwork in Covid-19 wave 2022-03-30 [China Labour Bulletin]

New research underlines Beijing’s attempts to sway international perception through media 2022-03-29 [IFJ]

Labour policy suggestions put forward at annual legislative meetings in Beijing 2022-03-22 [China Labour Bulletin]

Extension of retirement age in Jiangsu province highlights gender effects of labour policies 2022-03-21 [CLB]

Chinese police intimidate and pressure Spanish journalist 2022-03-21 [IFJ]

High frequency of gas accidents threatens safety of workers across industries 2022-03-17 [China Labour Bulletin]

US Should Fully Apply New Forced Labor Law 2022-03-11 [Human Rights Watch]

China needs factory workers, not drivers: NPC delegate 2022-03-09 [Sixth Tone]

International Women’s Day: Female journalists remain behind bars in China and Hong Kong 2022-03-09 [IFJ]

CLB Report: Reimagining Workers’ Rights in China 2022-03-09 [China Labour Bulletin]

14 Workers Confirmed Dead in China Coal Mine Collapse 2022-03-07 [AP]

February 2022 labour news round-up: Young workers are dying from excessive hours 2022-02-28 [China Labour Bulletin]

Attempts to regulate overtime work at China’s tech giants are not going well 2022-02-25 [China Labour Bulletin]

Celebrating Inhumanity – Lessons from the Winter Olympics in China 2022-02-21 [BWI]

Increase in strikes in logistics and service sectors in 2021 not expected to let up 2022-02-21 [China Labour Bulletin]

IOC Can’t Ensure Olympic Apparel Is Abuse-Free 2022-02-14 [Human Rights Watch]

China continues its labour abuse practices against Uighurs: UN 2022-02-13 [Aljazeera]

Journalist interrupted by authorities during live report on Beijing Olympics 2022-02-08 [IFJ]

Los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno no deben eclipsar la lucha por los derechos humanos 2022-02-04 [IE]

Winter Olympics must not overshadow the fight for human rights 2022-02-04 [EI]

Correspondents in China face intimidation amid declining press freedom 2022-02-01 [IFJ]

First local Covid-19 case in Xi’an outbreak highlights lack of labour protections for frontline workers 2022-01-31 [China Labour Bulletin]

Writer Yang Maodong arrested over subversion 2022-01-28 [IFJ]

Rural teachers raise age discrimination issue in their quest for equal pay 2022-01-28 [China Labour Bulletin]

Workers to be laid off from Canon factory in Zhuhai negotiate for severance compensation 2022-01-19 [China Labour Bulletin]

CMWEU secures agreement protecting 400 migrant workers in Chinese MNC 2022-01-13 [BWI]

Voices of China’s young and isolated workers in retail and service industry 2022-01-13 [China Labour Bulletin]

Top Chinese Tutoring Company Laid Off 60,000 Workers After Crackdown 2022-01-10 [Wall Street Journal]

Shanxi accident shows systemic failures in keeping miners safe 2021-12-21 [China Labour Bulletin]

Tell the IOC: ensure protection for ALL taking part in and attending the Beijing Winter Olympics 2021-12-14 [ITUC]

Officials commission surveillance system targeting journalists 2021-12-06 [IFJ]

Olympics: Protect Peng Shuai 2021-12-03 [UNI Global Union]

Hong Kong civic society decimated: enough is enough 2021-12-03 [ITUC]

They helped Chinese women, workers, the forgotten and dying. Then they disappeared 2021-12-03 [LATimes]

Govt urged to enforce rights of mineworkers on Chinese 2021-11-30 [Bulawayo24 News]

BWI to Serbia: End abuse of Vietnamese workers in Chinese plant 2021-11-22 [BWI]

U.S. and China to relax journalists' visa restrictions 2021-11-19 [IFJ]

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This month in labour history


17-05-2010 1,900 workers at a Honda factory in Foshan, China, go on strike for equal pay with assembly plant workers. [more]

30-05-1925 British-led police in Shanghai massacred 12 workers and students supporting a strike at a Japanese-owned cotton mill. The working class responded with a massive strike until being broken the following year by Chinese nationalists. [more]