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Leader of Delivery Riders Alliance Detained, Solidarity Movement Repressed [Labour Notes] 2021-05-03

Prominent Hong Kong labour leader sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment [CLB] 2021-04-18

Jailing of Lee Cheuk-yan and other opposition figures over protests is violation of international law [Amnesty International] 2021-04-16

Hong Kong convicts labour leader, several others [BWI] 2021-04-05

Some provinces increase minimum wage again after one year hiatus [CLB] 2021-04-04

Food delivery worker detained as drivers' complaints escalate [CLB] 2021-03-09

Activists should be released immediately [ITUC] 2021-03-04

Act now to support Hong Kong union leader on trial for defending democratic rights [IUF] 2021-02-22

Australia Must Combat Forced Labor of China’s Uyghurs, Strengthen Legislation to Allow Suspension of Xinjiang Imports [Human Rights Watch] 2021-02-08

Collective protests decline but worker grievances remain unresolved [CLB] 2021-01-30

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Today's labour news


Does the IFC still have the leverage to push for labour rights? 2021-05-06 [Equal Times]

Leader of Delivery Riders Alliance Detained, Solidarity Movement Repressed 2021-05-03 [Labour Notes]

New analysis on Hong Kong’s national security law 2021-04-27 [IFJ]

Jailed Uyghur journalist confesses in Beijing’s propaganda video 2021-04-22 [IFJ]

Trade unions raise alarm over allegations of forced labour in Xinjiang production of solar components 2021-04-21 [ABC]

Chinese ambassador summons Australian journalists to deny Uyghur abuse 2021-04-20 [IFJ]

Truck driver suicide sparks anger over poor-quality vehicle tracking system 2021-04-18 [CLB]

Xinjiang mine had numerous safety violations before flood trapping 21 workers 2021-04-18 [CLB]

Prominent Hong Kong labour leader sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment 2021-04-18 [CLB]

Chinese embassy threatens Swedish journalist 2021-04-16 [IFJ]

Jailing of Lee Cheuk-yan and other opposition figures over protests is violation of international law 2021-04-16 [Amnesty International]

He Tried To Organize Workers In China's Gig Economy. Now He Faces 5 Years In Jail 2021-04-13 [NPR]

China Detains Delivery Worker Who Tried To Improve Working Conditions 2021-04-13 [WWNO]

Hong Kong convicts labour leader, several others 2021-04-05 [BWI]

Some provinces increase minimum wage again after one year hiatus 2021-04-04 [CLB]

Conviction flouts national and international law 2021-04-02 [Scoop World]

Toxic work culture under fire again in Beijing 2021-03-27 [CLB]

Food delivery worker activist accused of “picking quarrels” 2021-03-27 [CLB]

Chinese workers facing deportation placed in 'precarious position'-advocates 2021-03-25 [Radio New Zealand]

Arrest the boss-not ten Chinese workers says Unite Union 2021-03-25 [Unite Union]

Missing brothers of Radio Free Asia journalist 2021-03-10 [IFJ]

Food delivery worker detained as drivers' complaints escalate 2021-03-09 [CLB]

Hong Kong’s New Union Movement Faces Big Challenges from Covid, National Security Law 2021-03-06 [Labor Notes]

Showtime for Xi as China's annual Congress opens 2021-03-04 [POLITICO]

Activists should be released immediately 2021-03-04 [ITUC]

Unions call on Ottawa to protect Uyghurs in China 2021-03-01 [CLC]

Authorities detain journalist for online remarks 2021-02-25 [IFJ]

Act now to support Hong Kong union leader on trial for defending democratic rights 2021-02-22 [IUF]

U.S. House revives bill to ban goods from China's Xinjiang 2021-02-18 [Thomson Reuters]

Union urges owners to follow MSC's crew change action in China 2021-02-17 [TradeWinds]

Beijing bans BBC news channel 2021-02-15 [IFJ]

Taxi driver sues local newspaper and transport authority as protests escalate 2021-02-14 [CLB]

Letter To Chinese Pres Xi-Jinping From Namibia Mine Workers Union Rossing Leaders & CNNC 2021-02-13 [Labor Video]

Australian journalist Cheng Lei formally arrested 2021-02-09 [IFJ]

Australia Must Combat Forced Labor of China’s Uyghurs, Strengthen Legislation to Allow Suspension of Xinjiang Imports 2021-02-08 [Human Rights Watch]

Authorities accuse the BBC of pushing “fake news” 2021-02-08 [IFJ]

Apple, Foxconn, and the lives of China's workers For more info 2021-02-01 [Faculti]

Collective protests decline but worker grievances remain unresolved 2021-01-30 [CLB]

‘Human life means nothing for them’: China shipping crisis deepens 2021-01-29 [SMH]

Authorities ban self-publishing by journalists and censor online content 2021-01-28 [IFJ]

'Precariat unite' 2021-01-27 [The Economist]

9 workers found dead in China mine explosion 2021-01-25 [News 95.7]

Trapped for 2 weeks, 11 workers rescued from China gold mine 2021-01-24 [Dothan Eagle]

Ohio Workers at Ohio’s GE-Savant Lighting Plant fight for jobs in Bucyrus 2021-01-23 [AFSCME]

Marks & Spencer is 1st global fashion brand to make public commitment on Uyghur forced labour by signing Call to Action 2021-01-21 [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

Apple’s longtime supplier accused of using forced labor in China 2021-01-21 [Washington Post]

UK Government announces business measures over Xinjiang human rights abuses 2021-01-21 [UK government official website]

USA bans all cotton products and tomatoes from Xinjiang over forced labour concerns 2021-01-21 [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

China: Mounting concerns over forced labour in Xinjiang 2021-01-21 [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

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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]