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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

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

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

Employee deaths put China’s tech sector under further scrutiny [CLB] 2021-01-18

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

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Today's labour news


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]

Migrant workers hit hardest by job losses in 2020 2021-01-19 [China Labour Bulletin ]

Govt trumpets new coal mine safety achievements in 2020 2021-01-18 [CLB]

Employee deaths put China’s tech sector under further scrutiny 2021-01-18 [CLB]

At least 12 workers trapped in China gold mine are still alive: Xinhua 2021-01-18 [Reuters]

'In China, tech-worker deaths spark online backlash' 2021-01-17 [WSJ]

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

'Former Alibaba delivery driver sets himself on fire in protest over unpaid wages' 2021-01-13 [Charged]

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

'Chinese courier sets fire to himself in protest over unpaid Alibaba wages' 2021-01-12 [FT]

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]

Workers paying the price for Belt and Road Initiative 2020-12-23 [HKCTU]

Workers in China under COVID-19 2020-12-23 [HKCTU]

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]

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This month in labour history


28-03-2010 Following a flood, 153 workers find themselves trapped in the Coal Mine 18 of Wangjialing, in Shanxi province. At least 3,000 volunteer miners participate in the rescue by pumping approximately 2,000 m3 of water per hour. [more]