Prof. Andreas Bieler and I have been awarded a grant of £275k by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for a project on ‘Globalisation, national transformation and workers’ rights: an analysis of Chinese labour within the global economy’ (RES-062-23-2777; full project proposal). The project starts to run from 1 October 2011. On this blog, I will regularly provide a discussion of empirical findings related to this project.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Collective Bargaining in China

According to China Labour Bulletin, nearly twelve of the recorded strikes in June this year in China were resolved by some form of collective bargaining. The analysis of China Labour Bulletin suggested that collective bargaining would be a possible solution for the upcoming labour disputes in China. This article is to document some observations I made while I was in China this summer working with Laowei labour law firm in Shenzhen.