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Low pay makes poor families relying on their children’s work: Fake IDs to unable children to work

Source: www.theguardian.com
Date: March 30, 2015
Link: www.theguardian.com
Author: Jamie Elliott

Children lied about their age by the use of fake ID’s in order to obtain a job in a factory and help their families, with factories turning a blind eye and hide those underage workers when visitors entered.

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Wages and working conditions closely linked in Cambodia

Source: www.dw.de
Date: March 12, 2015
Link: www.dw.de
Author: Gabriel Domínguez

Even though the minimum wage in Cambodia has increased, the root causes and problems were never detected and dealt with. Hence, workers within the garment industry are now facing new problems: worsening working conditions might be the result of this wage raise as factories look for other ways to cut costs.

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Employees at Prada and Burberry’s shoe suppliers in China striking Over Benefits

Source: www.reuters.com
Date: March 11, 2015
Link: www.reuters.com
Author: Reuters

5,000 to 6,000 employees of a shoe factory in Southern China went to strike to express their concerns regarding government housing fund contributions and payouts. They made it the biggest Chinese strike in a year.

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Labour market discrepancy in Guangdong: Good overall ratio of jobs but increasing mismatch between wanted and needed Jobs

Source: www.clb.org.hk
Date: March 19, 2015
Link: www.clb.org.hk
Author: CLB

Manufacturing is decreasing and many smaller enterprises find themselves in economic difficulties. Nevertheless, there are 400,000 more jobs available that the number of people looking for work. At the same time, with a growing sophisticated work force there is now a serious mismatch between the vacancies that need to be fulfilled and the job employees want to do. Workers are also discontent with wages and social security, and over 20 strikes and worker protests have already been recorded in the province.

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With Labor Disputes In China On The Rise, Companies Must Tread Carefully

Source: www.forbes.com
Date: March 23, 2015
Link: www.forbes.com
Author: Kent D. Kedl

Labor disputes in China are rarely kind to foreign employers. It is not terribly uncommon these days for a foreign visiting executive to be confined to a hotel room or for a plant manager to end up locked inside his own factory. Sometimes protestors from far remote regions of the country descend upon headquarters in Beijing or Shanghai, and striking employees have been known to shut down factories for weeks on end.

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China's labour movement poses dilemma for Communist Party

Source: www.scmp.com
Date: April 7, 2015
Link: www.scmp.com
Author: Scmp

More than three decades after Beijing began allowing market reforms, the mainland's 168 million migrant workers are discovering their labour rights through social media. They are spearheading a labour movement that poses a growing problem for the Communist Party, wary of any grass-roots activism that can threaten its grip on power.

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