Labour Movement, Political Economy, Critics, Corporate Watch, Social Movement
Mon, 07/27/2009 - 06:12 — Admin
(Source: EastSouthWestNorth Blog. 26 July 2009.)
About 30,000 Chinese steel workers clashed with police over plans to merge their mill with another company, and beat a manager to death, a Hong Kong-based human rights group has said. About 100 people were injured in the incident on Friday in the northeastern city of Tonghua, the Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said in a statement.
Thu, 07/23/2009 - 23:53 — Admin
Most Fortune 500 companies operating there have agreed to let workers organize, but can expect little pushback from the state-controlled groups.By Peter Ford Source: The Christian Science Monitor. September 29, 2008
Beijing - Almost all the Fortune 500 companies in China will allow unions to open in their factories, according to union leaders who are wrapping up this week a 100-day campaign to organize workers in some of the world's largest corporations.
Thu, 07/23/2009 - 23:29 — Admin
Source: Shanghai Daily. 19 Jul 2009
A WORKER in Henan Province had surgeons cut open his chest to prove he had a work-related ailment.
The move came after his former employer refused to pay compensation when the local occupational disease authority denied he had developed the illness.
The All-China Federation of Trade Unions has launched an investigation into the case, yesterday's Orient Today newspaper reported.
Tue, 07/21/2009 - 11:20 — Admin
By John Chan Source: World Socialist Website. 9 July 2009.
Heads of state at the G8 summit in Italy were taken by surprise yesterday when Chinese President Hu Jintao suddenly decided to return home to deal with the ongoing crisis in Xinjiang. Hopes that China could play an important role in discussions on the global financial crisis were punctured by developments in Xinjiang, which underscore the country’s escalating social tensions.
Sat, 07/11/2009 - 05:02 — Admin
By Adele Ramos (Amandala Online, 7 July 2009)
The 105-million-dollar Vaca hydro dam project has been hailed as a major investment for Belize, and particularly important in providing jobs for labourers in these increasingly tough economic times. However, reports to our newspaper today claim that roughly 120 Belizeans have been gradually let go for imported Chinese labour—allegations disputed by the developer, the Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL).
Mon, 07/06/2009 - 23:44 — Admin
Source: AllAfrica.com 5 July 2009.
Mon, 07/06/2009 - 02:56 — Admin
Sign the petition: http://www.gopetition.com/online/29119.html
On 16 June 2009, Liu Hanghuang, a factory worker in Dongguan, fatally stabbed two of his Taiwanese employers and left a third critically injured. This is definitely an unbearable tragedy for both sides, especially an irreparable regret for the family of the Taiwanese businessmen.
Thu, 07/02/2009 - 22:58 — Admin
(Source: DPA. 29 June 2009)
Thu, 07/02/2009 - 07:02 — Admin
Huawei has always been attaching great importance to the social responsibility of its suppliers and partners and insisting on purchasing goods based on business ethics unswervingly. According to international standards, such as SA8000, ISO14001, and OHSAS18001, Huawei has issued the Sourcing with Social Accountability to all its suppliers. All the suppliers of Huawei are required to observe the rules specified in the preceding procurement guide.
Sun, 06/28/2009 - 00:07 — Admin
By Au Loong Yu
Following the heated debate on ‘the rise of China’, we are now witnessing a rise of Chinese nationalism. While old Chinese nationalism between 1840-1949 was a legitimate response to foreign aggression and popular aspirations for national independence, today it is entirely different. Au Loong Yu discusses the debates.