Petition to support the 19 workers who are unlawfully dismissed by IBM
We, as legitimate citizens and honest workers of the People’s Republic of China, we firmly believe that the right to organize, to bargain, and to strike are being guaranteed by the Constitution, Trade Union Law, and ratified International Human Rights Convention which cannot be deprived in labour conflicts.
Investigation on IBM Strike: Management Arranged Sham Negotiation
Hundreds of IBM workers continued to gather outside the International System Technology Company factory (hereinafter referred to as IBM STC) in Shenzhen last Saturday. Workers assembled peacefully. They sat in small groups and chatted with each other. The guards who watched the workers broadcast an announcement through a megaphone which urged the workers to resume their duties, otherwise penalty would be imposed accordingly.
IBM factory strike shows shifting China labor landscape
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A wildcat strike at an IBM factory in southern China illustrates how tectonic shifts under way in the country's labor market are emboldening workers to take matters into their own hands, raising risks for multinationals.
Chinese IBM workers erupt in protests over layoffs, Lenovo deal
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. —Thousands of IBM workers in China - some carrying banners describing IBM as a "Sweat Shop" and "We are not merchandise" and many wearing blue lab coats - launched protests Monday that continued Tuesday in reaction to layoffs and the sale of IBM's low-end server business to Lenovo.
Wu Guijun trial tests China’s tolerance of workers’ strike
Chinese paramilitary police block access to the residence of a construction firm boss after a group of up to 50 migrant workers stormed past security at the Qijiayuan Diplomatic Compound to protest against what they claim is an unpaid new year bonus, in Beijing on January 14 2013.
The hearing of Labour activist Wu Guijun eventually started
Since the arbitrary detention of Wu on 23 May last year, the court hearing eventually started yesterday (17 February 2014). More than 40 supporters went to the court. The court arranged other cases before Wu in the last minute and delayed the hearing that was originally arranged at 2:30pm on the day. More than an hour after, the judge called off the hearing because “the prosecutor couldn’t make his way to the court today”.
Stop the brutal suppression of workers and trade unions in Cambodia
Today Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, a group of Hong Kong-based labour rights organizations and trade unions staged a protest against the Cambodian government for its violent suppression of the recent lawful strike of garment, textile and footwear workers demanding for an increase of minimum wage. The representative from the Cambodian Consulate received the petition letter, but there has been no response on its violent suppression on the trade unions and workers in Cambodia.