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Staff protests spread after sudden closure of English education centres

Hundreds of staff at English tuition company Web International English have staged collective protests demanding the payment of wages in arrears following the sudden closure of numerous training centres across China. CLB’s Strike Map has so far recorded protests by staff in Shanghai and Hangzhou on 10 October, Shenzhen on 23 October and most recently Zhengzhou on 24 October. Protests are likely to continue as the company struggles to pay staff salaries.
28 October 2019

Rural doctors and teachers take action over chronic underfunding

Around two hundred rural doctors in three separate counties across China have reportedly resigned in a growing protest over low pay, excessive workloads and the repeated failure of local governments to pay the healthcare subsidies owed to them.
24 July 2019

China’s teachers stage protests over long-standing injustices

The demonstration by more than 200 public school teachers in the southwestern county of Jianyang on 21 May was just the latest in a series of protests by teachers in China over a wide-range of issues including low pay, unequal pensions and other benefits, and wage arrears.
23 May 2019

Five young kindergarten teachers die in sub-standard housing tragedy

Deaths highlight the enduring problem of shoddily-built and hazardous accommodation that China’s low-paid workers are forced to live in.
20 November 2018

Teachers protest in Anhui focuses attention on long-standing inequalities

A protest by teachers in a small town in Anhui has ignited a debate about long-standing inequalities in teachers’ pay and working conditions in China. Photo: A teachers protest outside the Shangzhi government headquarters in November 2014.
31 May 2018

Teachers from across China gather in Beijing to demand payment of pensions

Hundreds of elderly teachers from all over China gathered in the Chinese capital on Monday 29 January to demand payment of long delayed pensions and other benefits.
01 February 2018

China’s kindergarten teachers demand better pay and conditions

Kindergarten teachers are among the poorest paid education professionals in China. Their employment is often insecure; they are given minimal training and are frequently subject to wage arrears.
28 November 2017

Job prospects look grim for Chinese college grads

China's graduates are having trouble finding jobs, and those that do have low, even falling, pay.
26 May 2017

New and old economy divisions deepen in Q4 worker actions

Same high levels of worker action, changing industrial profile in Q4, CLB’s Strike Map reveals.
03 February 2017
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