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 –
Worker’s View on new Labour Contract Law & Research on Furniture Industry in Pearl Delta Area
Who is WE? Worker Empowerment, WE, is a Hong Kong based labour organization, concerns the labour right in China. WE developed a community approach to outreach workers, migrant workers in particular, in mainland China, and to organize them through labour concerned issues and cultural activities to achieve a sustainable community livelihood. What is WE’s Objectives […]