A Letter from Detained Labour Activist Wu Guijun's Wife Exposes China's Hypocrisy
On March 13, 2019, detained Chinese labour activist Wu Guijun’s wife, Zhou Yuzhi, takes a swipe at government officials by posting a handwritten letter on WeChat, reiterating that her husband’s arrest is a violation of basic labour rights and civil rights.
Unceasing Suppression on Labour Movement: Crackdowns on Labour Rights Activists in China Since 2015
Since 2015, labour movement in China has entered a harsh winter. This article summarizes the suppressions on labour struggles since December 2015 for a better understanding of the situation on China’s labour movement in recent years.
Fu Chang-guo forced to disappear and detention center said no such person
In Solidarity with the Detained Jasic Workers: The Fight for Freedom of Association is Not a Crime
The Hong Kong civil society continues to lend their support to the Jasic workers struggle. In solidarity with the detained Jasic workers and their supporters who fought for their rights to unionization, 30 representatives from Hong Kong civil society marched on to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HHKSAR to demand the release of all labour activists.
More workload without more pay Over 1,000 workers strike at Jiangsu Yanghe Brewery
On 15 December 2018, over 1,000 packaging workers from a plant of listed company Jiangsu Yanghe Group Co. Ltd. in Suqian City launched a strike, as the enterprise increased workers’ workload without paying them extra. The enterprise also refused to let workers rest and erode their basic welfare.
Updates on Jasic labour dispute: ACFTU staff and co-workers of Shen Meng-yu arrested
Two grassroots union staff members of the ACFTU were arrested for assisting the Jasic workers in setting up a union according to the law. The event triggered the Jasic labour dispute. After the 17th General Assembly of the ACFTU, staff members of grassroots unions became one of the targets of crackdown.
Years of Missing Social Security Contribution in Hong Kong-Owned Factory ACFTU Ignored Workers’ Call for Help
All China Federation of Trade Unions (hereafter: ACFTU) is the only legal and recognized trade union organization in the mainland China, as China’s Trade Union Law restricts workers to organize independently. Very often when workers seek help from the ACFTU, its unsympathetic attitude turns workers down and they would then take collective action to resolve the problem. A recent labour action in Panyu Tongrong Electronic Co. Ltd. illustrates such a phenomenon perfectly.