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.
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.