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.