Truck drivers

Our 10 most recent articles.

Holding China’s trade unions to account

CLB conducts a one year, in-depth investigation into the All-China Federation of Trade Union’s reform initiative.
17 February 2020

The shifting patterns of transport worker protests in China present a major challenge to the trade union

Strikes by transport workers have long been a feature of daily life in China’s cities but in the last five years there has been a noticeable shift in the nature of these protests, driven primarily by the rapid growth of app-based transport services and the decline of traditional services.
18 November 2019

China’s truck drivers strike over stagnant pay, high fuel costs and arbitrary fines

Truck drivers in Shandong, Sichuan, Chongqing, Anhui, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Shanghai, Hubei, Henan and Zhejiang call for national strike over low pay, increasing fuel prices and arbitrary fines.
11 June 2018

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

New York Times: Strikes by Taxi Drivers Spread Across China

Taxi drivers in a half-dozen cities across China have gone on strike in recent days to protest what they say are soaring expenses, shrinking incomes and the competition presented by a spate of new ride-hailing apps.
15 January 2015

Quartz: Newly empowered Chinese factory workers are striking and protesting in record numbers

Last year, Chinese construction workers, miners, teachers, truck drivers, and factory workers went on strike or protested at least 1,378 times, according to new data from the Hong Kong-based China Labour Bulletin.
10 January 2015

Strikes and worker protests continue to surge across China in fourth quarter

Construction workers, teachers and miners joined factory workers in a wave of strikes and protests across China in the final quarter of 2014. CLB’s Strike Map recorded 569 incidents during the fourth quarter, more than three times the number in the same period in 2013.
07 January 2015

Quartz: The company that made your iPhone is reluctantly bringing democracy to Chinese labor

In late June, a 25-year-old assembly line worker at Foxconn Technology Group’s largest factory, in Shenzhen, noticed a post on the Weixin account of the Foxconn Trade Union promoting upcoming elections for union representatives.
23 September 2014

Reuters: Truckers go on strike at China's Ningbo Port, disrupt freight

Thousands of truck drivers went on strike over salary and haulage rates in the eastern Chinese port of Ningbo this week, and a logistics firm said on Friday the industrial action was disrupting operations at the world's sixth busiest port.
22 August 2014
Back to Top

This website uses cookies that collect information about your computer. Please see CLB's privacy policy to understand exactly what data is collected from our website visitors and newsletter subscribers, how it is used and how to contact us if you have any concerns over the use of your data.