On April 28, 2015, the Chinese government held a grand meeting in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People to commend model workers from various trades and professions in China.
The ILO Asia and Pacific Seminar on Wages and Productivity took place on April 27 in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. Wu Chuanhua, ACFTU representative, attended the event and made a speech.
To better protect migrant workers and to raise their happiness index, trade unions in the province are doing everything they can to help them to start their own businesses, find employment and ensure their health and safety at work.
Shanghai Trade Union Federation has formulated the Opinions on Strengthening Trade Unions’ Online News Reporting, calling on trade unions in the city to improve their publicity work.
The ACFTU held a national conference on social security on to push for the implementation of China’s social security system and to protect workers’ basic economic rights.
The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China called for efforts to reform the wage system in enterprises and institutions and to introduce collective wage bargaining in enterprises.
Liaoning Trade Union Federation held a meeting on January 20, 2015 in Anshan.
Beijing Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security and Beijing Trade Union Federation and held a video meeting.
To improve workers’ skills and overall qualifications, the Xinghua Trade Union Federation in Jiangsu province has conducted an array of training programs in collaboration with government departments, enterprises and startup hubs.
Recently a trade union federation for workers in the shipbuilding industry in Dalian, a coastal city in northeast China’s Liaoning province, was founded. It is made up of workers from 40 shipbuilding enterprises in the city.
The Guangdong Construction Group Co. Ltd has created a mobile education platform to improve workers’ professional qualifications.
ACFTU Vice Chair Liu Guozhong met with a delegation from ITUC-AP headed by its president G. Sanjeeva REDDY, also the president of INTUC, on February11th, 2015 in Beijing.
The China Employee Benefits Index (CEBI) is the first index of employee social protection in China.
The complicated working environment presents great obstacles for officials and activists of trade unions.
Trade unions should strive within the legal framework for rights and benefits both for workers and themselves.
Over the past year, trade unions across China have done their utmost to uphold migrant workers’ rights, scoring substantial achievements.
An employer who maliciously defaulted on workers’ wages were sentenced to two and a half years in prison and a fine of up to 50,000 yuan.
Sichuan Trade Union Federation opened a hotline besides offering legal aid on its micro blog.
In 1953, China established a retirement pension system for enterprise employees.