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The TUC’s work on China focuses on several fronts:, but crucially we are concerned with, first, the effects of rapid Chinese development on the global economy; and second, the absence of the legal right to free and independent trade unions in mainland China.
· We continue to work with independent unions and labour-related non-governmental
organisations in Hong Kong including the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions
(HKCTU), China Labour Bulletin (CLB) and the Hong Kong Liaison Office of the international trade union movement(IHLO).
· We maintain contact with the official state trade union movement in China, the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) and are looking at joint programmes to enable them to deal with the reality of moves to a full market economy.
· We work with British companies and non-governmental organisations to improve conditions for Chinese working for British multinationals through programmes such as the Ethical Trading Initiative.
The most recent documents available on this subject are:TUC's International Conference insists that 'trade unionism remains the hope of the world'
At SERTUC's ‘International Conference' on Saturday, (14 June), trade unionists from London, the South East, the East of England and beyond will meet with trade unionists and international speakers from across the world to discuss the challen...
A speech given by TUC General Secretary, Brendan Barber, at a seminar organised by the Foreign Policy Centre on the theme of labour standards, corporate social responsibility and emerging economies. The speech highlighted the central importance of tr...
The report of the TUC 2007 delegation to China.PDF version available for download
The TUC has written to the president of the Peoples Republic to raise concerns over the sentance given to workers representative Mr Li Guohong who has been sentanced to one and a half years re-education through labour after protesting about the sacki...
A brief summary of TUC concerns about China's labour standards and global manufacturing.PDF version available for download
Beneath the hype of China's economic 'miracle' 700 million people are living on less than a dollar a day, according to a report published today (Friday)
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