Truck drivers

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Trade union officials seek to deflect responsibility after truck driver suicide

Following the tragic death of truck driver Jin Deqiang, CLB called local trade union officials to ask what they were doing to protect truck drivers’ rights.
11 June 2021

Truck driver suicide sparks anger over poor-quality vehicle tracking system

Truck driver Jin Deqiang took his own life on 5 April after he was fined 2,000 yuan for driving while his satellite positioning system was offline. Jin was stopped at a checkpoint in Tangshan, Hebei. After officials insisted he pay a fine, Jin drank a bottle of pesticide. 
13 April 2021

An introduction to China Labour Bulletin's Workers’ Calls-for-Help Map

China Labour Bulletin has, since September 2020, collected notable calls for help from workers and added them to a new database.
26 November 2020

China’s embattled taxi drivers take action against threat from e-bikes

China’s taxi drivers, who are still struggling to recover from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, are facing a new threat to their livelihoods. Several tech companies are promoting electric bicycle sharing schemes in urban areas, drawing even more customers away from taxis. Taxi drivers are responding with direct action.
19 August 2020

Transport company in tanker explosion repeatedly violated safety standards

At least 19 people were killed and another 172 injured when a fuel tanker exploded on a highway outside the coastal town of Wenling in Zhejiang on Saturday. 
15 June 2020

Harsh penalties for accidents do little to improve work safety in China

On 24 April, the courts in Fengcheng, Jiangxi, sentenced 28 enterprise managers and officials to prison terms of up to 18 years for their role in one of China’s biggest construction site accidents in recent years.
07 May 2020

Holding China’s trade unions to account

CLB conducts a one year, in-depth investigation into the All-China Federation of Trade Union’s reform initiative.
17 February 2020

The shifting patterns of transport worker protests in China present a major challenge to the trade union

Strikes by transport workers have long been a feature of daily life in China’s cities but in the last five years there has been a noticeable shift in the nature of these protests, driven primarily by the rapid growth of app-based transport services and the decline of traditional services.
18 November 2019

A tragedy on China’s highways illustrates the true cost of next day delivery

Truckers’ deaths demonstrate once again the importance of union representation for China’s fast-growing logistics sector
11 February 2019

The state of labour relations in China, 2018

Of the 1,701 incidents recorded on CLB’s Strike Map in 2018, 1,246 occurred in domestic private enterprises. Evidence enough that labour unrest in China is very much a domestic problem, and one that requires a domestic solution.
09 January 2019
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