Worker safety concerns linger 20 years after Shenzhen factory fire
Two decades after a fire at a toy factory in southern China's Shenzhen killed 87 workers, most of them young women, Hong Kong activists and survivors have hit out at the continuing failure of China's employers to protect their workers from death and injury in the workplace.
HK trade unions and labour NGOs solidarity with the striking workers in ASM Pacific Shenzhen Yantian
On the morning of November 6th, a congregation of about 20 people from various labour organizations in Hong Kong petitioned at the headquarter of the ASM Pacific Technology Ltd., demanding the company to negotiate with the workers’ representatives from ASM Micro Electronic Technology Factory in regarding the compensation arrangements of the factory relocation and the occupational safety situation.
Guangdong Province Regulation on Collective Negotiations and Collective Contracts for Enterprises
In order to promote harmonious labor relations, to protect the legal rights and interests of employees and companies, and to create standards of a system of collective negotiations and collective contracts, the following regulations are established in accordance with the Labor Law of the People’s Republic of China, the Labor Contract Law of the People’s Republic of China, and the Trade Union Law of the People’s Republic of China.
Guilty as a striker? Over 120 days of arbitrary detention for defending workers’ rights: Wu Guijun
On the eve of Mid-Autumn Festival (17 September 2013), an academic Wang Songjiang wrote at his mini-blog, “tomorrow will be Mid-Autumn Festival, it is also the 121th day since Wu Guijun, a worker from Diweixin Product Factory of Shenzhen city has lost his freedom. Wu was elected by workers to negotiate with the employer and was detained by the police on 23 May.
Revealed: How trade unions are failing in Shenzhen’s factories
Trade unions are invisible and ineffective in four factories in Shenzhen that have previously been recognised by the government as leaders in protecting their workers’ rights, according to undercover investigations conducted by a group of local university students.