1. Background Under the economic development in China, entailed by a rising consumption level, Chinese consumers are demanding more personalized, diversified, and quality clothing. Such was reflected by the total sales volume of clothing market, which reached 2.077 trillion Yuan in 2018[1]. As the 13th Five-Year Plan lays down a domestic demand-dominated policy guidelines for […]

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The full report (in Chinese only) can be downloaded here: https://workerempowerment.org/zh/updates/543 Researchers:Dr. TSE Fuk-Ying (University of Leicester) 1.      Background In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had brought changes to the production, supply and sales activities of the global production chain, with workers’ livelihood badly hit by decrease in production orders and work suspension.  This came in a […]

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The full report (in Chinese only) can be downloaded here: 檢視廣東省社保補繳程序及服務-15 個工友追討個案綜述   Executive Summary In Guangdong Province, migrant workers are often deprived of their pension insurance, and employers illegally owing them pension contributions have been rampant. In recent years, many workers have demanded the recovering of social security payments. This becomes a trend in workers’ […]

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Introduction In January 2020, an unprecedented outbreak of novel coronavirus, later named COVID-19, took place in Hubei Province of China. Since the virus outbreak occurred during the Lunar New Year, the delay of work resumption cast uncertainties on the livelihoods of migrant workers who returned to their hometowns for holidays.   Could the government policies […]

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2 of Worker Empowerment’s publications from 2018, the Report on Workers’ Wages and Living Expenses in 4 Types of Regions in Guangdong and the Research Reports on Labour Conditions of Service Sector Workers in China are now translated and published in English. Report on Workers’ Wages and Living Expenses in 4 Types of Regions in Guangdong had compiled […]

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We are pleased to announce the publication of the English version of our research report on the working conditions in the hotel industry in Shenzhen. The Chinese version of this report had already been published last year as a part of our service sector research report.

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An advocate in minimum wage adjustments in China, WE had conducted and published a survey about wages and living expenses of workers in four cities of different tiers in Guangdong Province. It had been discovered that, after years of lack of adjustments, the current minimum wage level in Guangdong had become unsatisfactory in securing a basic living for grassroots workers.

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We are excited to publicly announce our new publication at August, 2017, a set of investigation report on the working situations of service sector workers in different industries and locations. New publication: Research Report on the Labor Condition of Service Industry Workers 劳动力八月出版: 服务业工人劳动状况调查报告集 

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Shenzhen Dagongzhe Centre, Worker Empowerment’s partner organisation in Shenzhen, has just released a report on the impact of minimum wage on workers in Shenzhen in 2016. The report is published in Chinese, and an executive summary in English is also available.

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