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ETUC joins call for stronger human rights safeguards in EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment [ETUC] 2021-01-14

BWI condemns arrest of HKCTU Chair Carol Ng and 50 others [BWI] 2021-01-08

Arrest of activists seriously violates fundamental human rights [ITUC] 2021-01-08

Thousands of Apple Supplier Workers Turn Out in Shanghai Pay Protest [Radio Free Asia] 2020-12-21

Temporary workers stage mass protests at electronics factories [CLB] 2020-12-24

Minimum wage increases stall under the impact of Covid-19 pandemic [CLB] 2020-12-19

International labor leader says China sets 'example' for poverty eradication [Xinhua] 2020-12-03

Private education companies are a new focus of worker protests in China [CLB] 2020-11-09

Workers in the Global South face unprecedented challenges in 2020 [China Labour Bulletin] 2020-11-24

Express delivery workers protest wage arrears as Singles Day approaches [CLB] 2020-10-25

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ETUC joins call for stronger human rights safeguards in EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment 2021-01-14 [ETUC]

Former journalist sentenced to jail 2021-01-13 [IFJ]

Pinduoduo Employee’s Suicide Intensifies Online Debate on Company’s Working Culture 2021-01-12 [China Digital]

Chinese Solar Companies Tied to Use of Forced Labor 2021-01-11 [New York Times]

BWI condemns arrest of HKCTU Chair Carol Ng and 50 others 2021-01-08 [BWI]

Arrest of activists seriously violates fundamental human rights 2021-01-08 [ITUC]

IndustriALL Global Union statement on activists jailed in Hong Kong 2021-01-07 [IndustriALL]

Australia: Chinese immigrant meatworkers locked out after protesting alleged assault 2021-01-06 [WSWS.org]

Former lawyer jailed for four years over reporting on pandemic 2021-01-04 [IFJ]

iPhone workers given choice of forced labor or being sent to detention centers, says report 2020-12-30 [9to5mac]

Temporary workers stage mass protests at electronics factories 2020-12-24 [CLB]

Thousands of Apple Supplier Workers Turn Out in Shanghai Pay Protest 2020-12-21 [Radio Free Asia]

China's trade war with Australia having very real consequences for stranded seafarers 2020-12-20 [ABC]

Coal mine equipment salvage operation ends in 23 deaths 2020-12-19 [CLB]

Minimum wage increases stall under the impact of Covid-19 pandemic 2020-12-19 [CLB]

Bloomberg News Beijing bureau staff member detained over suspicion of national security 2020-12-14 [IFJ]

New South Wales Farm workers shipped in under human-traffiking-style conditions 2020-12-07 [The New Daily]

Underpaid and Squeezed by Algorithms, Delivery Drivers Strike 2020-12-04 [China Digital Times]

International labor leader says China sets 'example' for poverty eradication 2020-12-03 [Xinhua]

Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China For more info 2020-12-03 [Wash Post]

Workers in the Global South face unprecedented challenges in 2020 2020-11-24 [China Labour Bulletin]

Pro-Chinese cable news TV licence rejected over disinformation claims 2020-11-23 [IFJ]

The Washington Post Claims that Apple is Lobbying against a U.S. Bill aimed at Stopping Forced Labor in China 2020-11-22 [Patently Apple]

Action needed on Uyghur slave labour Add to favourites Read this article in: English 18 November, 2020The Chinese government continues to hold members of the Uyghur minority group in forced labour camps. Goods produced by these enslaved workers – 2020-11-18 [IndustriALL]

Shenzhen worker protests decline sharply after factories relocate 2020-11-13 [CLB]

Five workers trapped in coal mine in China's Shanxi province 2020-11-11 [Energy World]

Private education companies are a new focus of worker protests in China 2020-11-09 [CLB]

Apple puts key Taiwanese contractor on probation over labor abuses in china 2020-11-09 [NYT]

Workers’ interests sidelined as China pushes ahead with coal mining consolidation 2020-10-28 [China Labour Bulletin ]

Express delivery workers protest wage arrears as Singles Day approaches 2020-10-25 [CLB]

ACFTU trumpets self-proclaimed achievements in poverty alleviation 2020-10-13 [China Labour Bulletin ]

U.S. puts China at top of forced labor list 2020-10-11 [Thomson Reuters]

Government inspections fail to protect coal miners 2020-10-07 [China Labour Bulletin ]

U.S. puts China at top of forced labor list 2020-10-01 [Reuters]

Food delivery workers need a trade union to push for real change 2020-09-30 [CLB]

Government proposes shakeup of urban workers’ medical insurance scheme 2020-09-23 [China Labour Bulletin ]

Thousands of Tibetans 'coerced' into mass labour camps 2020-09-23 [BBC]

Construction worker protests on the rise as economic uncertainties persist 2020-09-21 [CLB]

Students forced to intern at Wuling Motors 2020-09-16 [China Labor Watch]

Trade union officials in Sichuan indifferent to dangers at firework factory 2020-09-14 [CLB]

Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China’s Workers 2020-09-12 [Labor Notes]

Two Australian correspondents evacuated from China 2020-09-08 [IFJ]

Cheng Lei, Australian host for China news channel detained in Beijing 2020-09-01 [IFJ]

TikTok Workers Feel 'Anxiety,' 'Anger,' And 'Rage,' Amid Trump Crackdown 2020-08-29 [NPR]

Embattled taxi drivers take action against threat from e-bikes 2020-08-22 [CLB]

High alert on fifth anniversary of Tianjin explosion 2020-08-15 [CLB]

Pro-democracy media tycoon, Jimmy Lai, arrested under new security law 2020-08-10 [IFJ]

 VIDEO  Wearing a Mask? It May Come From China’s Controversial Labor Program 2020-07-28 [New York Times]

180+ Orgs Demand Apparel Brands End Complicity in Uyghur Forced Labour 2020-07-24 [ITUC]

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This month in labour history


17-01-1922 Huang Ai and Pang Renquan were beheaded for their role in organizing a mill workers strike. [more]

18-01-2013 1000 migrant factory workers in Shanghai stopped work and held 18 bosses hostage in protest at a new disciplinary policy, which included a two-minute limit on the bathroom breaks. The company quickly withdrew the policy. [more]