Wage bargaining in large firms in China to increase wages but also to avoid strikes

Unions target Fortune 500 firms over wage talks

Source: China Daily
Date: 20 August 2012
Author: Chen Xin

The All-China Federation of Trade Unions’ (ACFTU) is so far rather successful in its going campaign to get businesses in China owned by Fortune 500 companies to introduce collective bargaining over wages since 80 per cent of the 4,100 enterprises concerned in China had introduced collective bargaining by the end of 2011. The aim of the trade unions is to bring that figure to 95 per cent of Fortune 500 companies operating in China by the end of 2013.