Petition Letter: Please confirm the legitimate work of NGOs and support their continued development

A group of Hong Kong-based trade unions and NGOs support their counterparts in China.

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web admin on September 11th 2012 in Organisational Updates

Bloomberg BNA: Labor NGOs Face Tough Times in Guangdong; Group Alleges Child Labor, Corruption in Factory Audits (16-8-2012)

Bloomberg BNA reports on the NGO crackdown in Guangdong.

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web admin on August 27th 2012 in Media Coverage

Labour NGO crackdown in Shenzhen (latest update: 25-9-2012)

In recent months, a number of grassroot labour NGOs in Shenzhen have been facing crackdown in different degrees. Dagongzhe Centre, Worker Empowerment’s partner organisation in Shenzhen, was forced to move by the landlord in April 2012, and was cut water and electricity supply for 2 months. After several attempts of petition by the staff and supportive workers, the centre did not manage to stay and resorted to move to a new location in July 2012.

Apart from Dagongzhe centre, 6 other labour NGOs have been facing similar situations. This does not comply with the new policy direction of social management boosted in Guangdong in recent years. The dim future of civil society development in Guangdong has aroused concern from both domestic and overseas media, and reports in English include the following –

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web admin on August 20th 2012 in Media Coverage, Organisational Updates, What's New

SCMP: Guangdong shuts down at least seven labour NGOs (27-7-2012)

South China Morning Post reports on labour NGO crackdown in Shenzhen in recent months.

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web admin on August 20th 2012 in Media Coverage

Community report: Occupational Safety and Health in China

The following community report, which discusses the conditions of occupational safety and health in China and NGOs’ strategies to tackle the problems, was first presented in the annual meeting of Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental Victims (ANROEV) in India in November 2011, by representatives from Labour Education and Service Network (LESN) and Worker Empowerment (WE).

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web admin on May 7th 2012 in Research Reports

Two Years to Fight for a Fair Trial and Verdict for Huang Qingnan and Shenzhen Worker Centre, China

Worker Empowerment  E-newsletter issue 12/2009 30thDecember, 2009 WE-News: Two Years to Fight for a Fair Trial and Verdict for Huang Qingnan and Shenzhen Worker Centre, China ———————————————————————————————————————– It has been two years since China labor activist Huang Qingnan almost lost his leg to an attack on 20 November 2007. The founder person of the Dagongzhe […]

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web admin on February 9th 2010 in Newsletter, Organisational Updates

Executive Summary of the China Labour Contract Law Implementation Survey, 2009

The first survey on the implementation of China’s Labour Contract Law (LCL) in the Pearl River Delta region (PRD) was conducted by Dagongzhe Centre (DGZ) in April 2008. The DGZ conducted a follow up survey from 17 April to 20 May 2009. The survey this time extended the geographical coverage to Yangtze River Delta region […]

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web admin on February 9th 2010 in Newsletter, Research Reports

New ongoing violations after the implementation of Labour Contract Law in China

12th June, 2009 New ongoing violations after the implementation of Labour Contract Law in China –         Calling workers to learn the labour legislations actively –         Calling the society to pay close attention on workers’ rights –         Calling the government to monitor the law implementation and enforce severely   Wrote by Shenzhen Dagongzhe Migrant Worker Centre […]

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web admin on January 13th 2009 in Newsletter

Demand for fair and open trial International and Hong Kong Civil Community watch the assault on the legal person of Dagongzhe Centre

Press Release 2008.12.24 Demand for fair and open trialInternational and Hong Kong Civil Community watch the assault on the legal person of Dagongzhe Centre  Around 15 representatives of international and Hong Kong labour and civil organizations were packed in the Shenzhen Longgang People’s Court for the hearing of Huang Qingnan’s attack case. The attendees showed […]

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web admin on January 13th 2009 in Organisational Updates

Stop the Violence— Defend Labour Rights Lawful and Harsh Sentence to Assailants who attacked Labour Group

  Mr. Xu Zhong Heng Mayor of Shenzhen City, Mr. Liu Yu Pu, Secretary of the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee Mr. Deng Lian Ji, President, Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court Mr. Bai Xin Chao. Procurator-General, Shenzhen People’s Procuratorate of Shenzhen City Court     7 November 2008 Stop the Violence— Defend Labour Rights Lawful and Harsh […]

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web admin on January 13th 2009 in Organisational Updates