IFJ urges Chinese authorities to ensure free flow of information

Today's labour news

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Looking for human connection in isolation 2020-04-04 [GlobalVoices]

Chinese forest fire: Firefighters and guide killed in Sichuan blaze 2020-03-31 [BBC]

KwaZulu-Natal R20,000 bail for businessman who allegedly locked workers in mask factory 2020-03-30 [TimesLIVE]

83 major brands implicated in report on forced labour of ethnic minorities from Xinjiang assigned to factories across provinces 2020-03-25 [Business and Human Rights Resource Centre]

IFJ urges Chinese authorities to ensure free flow of information 2020-03-22 [IFJ]

Collective protests begin to flare up again as China returns to work 2020-03-20 [CLB]

Mission to Cambodia-a Country Fully Integrated by China 2020-03-19 [HKCTU]

Roughly 5 million people lost their jobs in the first 2 months of 2020 2020-03-17 [CNBC]

Women workers on the frontline in the battle against the coronavirus 2020-03-13 [CLB]

Hubei set for a gradual return to work 2020-03-13 [CLB]

The Bubble Revolution in Chinese Football: Lives at the Bottom of the League 2020-03-09 [HKCTU]

Persistence under the Political Winter: Xiangzi and Heart Sanitation 2020-03-05 [HKCTU]

China Labor Watch claims an iPhone worker at a Foxconn Dormitory committed suicide Yesterday, Foxconn refutes the location 2020-03-04 [Patently Apple]

Think-tank report on Uighur labour in China lists global brands 2020-03-03 [Reuters/Daily Maverick]

Independent Hong Kong union leader Lee Cheuk Yan charged in new crackdown 2020-03-02 [IUF]

Hubei's labor union invests heavily to care for anti-epidemic personnel 2020-02-27 [Xinhua]

Three Wall Street Journal reporters expelled 2020-02-24 [IFJ]

Swedish journalists and publishers petition China for release of Gui Minhai 2020-02-24 [IFJ]

Workers in limbo as authorities struggle for a coherent coronavirus policy 2020-02-24 [CLB]

Country staggers back to work amid continued coronavirus outbreak 2020-02-19 [CLB]

Holding China’s trade unions to account - in-depth investigation into the ACFTU’s reform initiative 2020-02-19 [CLB]

Post Office workers refuse to touch parcels from China amid coronavirus outbreak 2020-02-13 [Radio 702]

KHMWU in solidarity with Wuhan's health and medical workers 2020-02-11 [CINA]

Citizen journalist missing in Wuhan after covering coronavirus 2020-02-11 [IFJ]

Hong Kong hotel workers denounce plans to quarantine mainland visitors and tourists at hotels 2020-02-10 [IUF]

The workers striving behind the scenes to combat the coronavirus in Wuhan 2020-02-08 [CLB]

Construction workers under pressure as more cities rush to build hospitals 2020-02-08 [CLB]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong medical workers vote down plans to extend their strike having earlier escalated their action by occupying key floors of Hospital Authority headquarters 2020-02-07 [SCMP]

Hong Kong medical workers continue to strike for border closure 2020-02-07 [France 24]

 VIDEO  Medical Workers Stage Protest at Hospital Authority Offices 2020-02-07 [VOA]

15th person tests positive for Wuhan coronavirus as hospital workers go on strike 2020-02-03 [Coconuts Hong Kong]

Hong Kong union calls strike to demand China border closure 2020-02-01 [Associated Press]

Coronavirus freezes return of China’s legions of migrant workers 2020-02-01 [Financial Times]

Hong Kong hospital workers to strike in bid for closure of China borders 2020-02-01 [New York Post]

E tu: safety of Air NZ Wuhan crew paramount 2020-01-31 [E tu union]

China coronavirus: Hong Kong nurses call in sick in protest at government refusal to close borders 2020-01-30 [The Star]

Hong Kong Unions Threaten Strikes in Push for Border Closure to Curb Virus 2020-01-30 [US News and World Report]

Calls to set up a professional football players trade union 2020-01-23 [CLB]

Coal mine accidents and deaths in China decline in 2019 2020-01-23 [CLB]

Scammed Chinese workers promised fairness instead told to go-union 2020-01-21 [Radio New Zealand]

Focus on hospital violence obscures basic problems of pay and working conditions 2020-01-13 [CLB]

The state of labour relations in China, 2019 2020-01-13 [CLB]

Unions fear for 4,000 staff if Chinese company buys loss-making steelmaker 2020-01-10 [Guardian]

China ends forced labour for sex workers 2019-12-29 [BBC]

They Said #MeToo. Now They Are Being Sued. 2019-12-28 [The Times]

Rights Monitor Group Tracking 60,000 North Korean Workers in Northeastern China 2019-12-24 [Radio Free Asia]

Tesco Christmas card contains cry for help from China prisoners who made it 2019-12-23 [Deutsche Welle]

After report prison labour used for Christmas cards, U.K. retailer suspends Chinese supplier 2019-12-23 [CBC]

Well known labour activist detained in Guangzhou 2019-12-22 [CLB]

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This month in labour history

12-04-1927 Kuomintang forces, under the direction of Chiang Kai-shek, massacre trade union militants and socialists in Shanghai. [more]

16-04-1989 The first student protest in Tiananmen Square occur as wreaths are laid in honour of Hu Yaobang [more]