China Labour Bulletin (China and Hong Kong)
Workers in China struggle with low wages, limited rights, discrimination, and a lack of health and safety protections. The China Labour Bulletin (CLB) began in 1994 with the vision of becoming an influential labour group that defends the rights of Chinese workers through organizing them in their respective workplaces.
Today, it is a thriving organization, having overcome the challenges of operating under a communist regime that has banned and censored it for most of its existence.
In addition to successfully organizing, training, and advocating for workers all over mainland China, CLB works alongside a network of labour lawyers to provide its members access to legal representation.
Its founder, Han Dongfang, broadcasts on Radio Free Asia three times per week, sharing the plights and victories of Chinese workers with tens of millions of listeners throughout China. In a country known for its censorship of the media, this is one of CLB’s greatest successes.
With no small thanks to the CLB and its ongoing efforts to influence officials, there has been a significant political shift in regards to labour, to the point where government has begun to embrace collective bargaining as a way to create a healthy labour relations system in China.
CLAC, through The CLAC Foundation, is proud to support CLB in its important work.