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Open letter to Gold Peak Industrial Holding Ltd.

December 10th, 2009 Mr. Victor Lo Chung Wing, Chairman & CEO Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited From December 8 to 10, 2009, one thousand workers from Power Pack, your company in Huizhou, took strike action. On December 9, frustration at the lack of response from management led to an escalation and hundreds of angry workers first blocked the gate of the factory, and then blocked the main road in front of the factory. Local police were called in to restore order, and the striking workers were forced to return to the factory, although the strike continued until the next day.

Survey Confirms Widespread Abuses by Chinese Mining Companies in Congo

A report, Chinese Mining Companies in Katanga, released today (Tuesday 29th September 2009) by Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) is the first-ever survey of its kind, providing a snapshot of working conditions in Chinese-run enterprises  in Katanga, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  More than 60 of Katanga’s 75 smelters and processing plants are owned by Chinese companies; 90 per cent of the region’s minerals go to China. Over 15 per cent of Chinese mining operators in Katanga Province were covered in RAID’s study.    

Zambia: Death toll rises to three in the Kariba infero

Source: Lusaka Times (Zambia). September 23, 2009

Botswana: Things Not Well at Dikgatlhong Dam Project

By Chenjelani BaraediSource: The Voice Online (Botswana). 18 September 2009. Employees of Sinohydro, a Chinese company, contracted to build the multi-million Pula dam at Dikgatlhong have warned that it is only a matter of time before government realizes that all is not well at the construction site. The employees said what worried them the most was the fact that most engineers and key positions were occupied by Chinese nationals who seem to know little about their job.  Furthermore, the employees alleged that most of the Chinese guys barely understand a single word of English, which results in poor communication between the management and other workers.

(This article is only written in Chinese)

(This article is only written in Chinese)

(This article is only written in Chinese)

(This article is only written in Chinese)

Chinese student workers in Coca-cola dispute

The students' summer jobs were actually part of an undercover project to investigate the working conditions in Coca-Cola's plants. A university student who got a temporary job at Coca-Cola this summer through an employment agency is taking the soft-drink bottler to court, after he was beaten by staff members at the agency. He is alleging that Coca-Cola showed poor management by hiring agencies that exploit workers.

Protesting Chinese steel workers kill manager

By John Chan Source: World Socialist Website. 28 July 2009

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