Protecting workers' representatives: A key issue in the development of collective bargaining in ChinaQuicklink submitted by B. Ross Ashley Permalink
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|As collective bargaining begins to gain traction in China, the need to support and protect those workers who are willing to stand up and represent their colleagues in face-to-face negotiations with management has become increasingly apparent.
On numerous occasions, worker representatives have suffered reprisals after taking part in collective bargaining with management. Indeed, the Laowei Law Firm in Shenzhen, which specializes in labour rights matters, is currently handling at least half a dozen cases in which worker representatives were sacked, forced to resign by management or detained by the police.
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