A team of seven union officials from the Workers’ Committee of the Saudi Electricity Company arrived in Beijing on January 10, 2015 for a one-week training seminar hosted by the ACFTU.
Liuzhou Municipal Trade Union Federation in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was among the first to put together a team of worker lawyers. So far, a legal service network capable of providing professional legal aid for workers in the city has taken shape.
Liaoning Provincial Trade Union Federation has set up a credit rating system to supervise labour relations in enterprises.
According to the collective contract for the protection of women workers, signed between the company and the Weifang Trade Union Federation, welfare benefits, salaries and jobs for women workers during pregnancy, maternity leave and breast-feeding shall remain unchanged.
Recently Guangxi Autonomous Region Trade Union Federation has laid out a slew of measures to clear all the hurdles in the way of serving migrant workers.
So far, the ACFTU has set aside 353 million yuan for the Warmth Project, which is designed to help struggling workers out of poverty. Trade unions around the country will contribute an estimated 5 billion yuan.
ACFTU Vice Chair Jiang Guangping met with a delegation from CLC headed by its president Hassan Yussuff on January 19th, 2015 in Beijing.
The Third Plenary Session of the 16th ACFTU Executive Committee wrapped up in Beijing on December 25, 2014.
An international seminar, co-hosted by ACFTU and ILO, was held in Zaozhuang City, Shandong province on 20-21 November, 2014. Devoted to the theme Labor Disputes & Role of Trade Unions, the seminar sought to develop a sound mechanism for settling labor disputes and enhance the role of trade unions.
The Guangdong Provincial Trade Union Federation would focus its efforts on resolving labour disputes at source, accelerating economic transition and better serving workers.
Recently the Sichuan Provincial Trade Union Federation issued a circular calling on trade unions across the province to help migrant workers.
On December 12, 2014, Li Yufu, leader of ACFTU Party Committee, met with the three ambassadors of Sierra Leone, the Republic of Guinea and Liberia to China and entrusted them to pass on the ACFTU’s donations to trade unions and workers in their countries.
The purchasing power of workers in Shanghai and Beijing is growing closer to that in many European cities.
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.