Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chinese worker facing up to three years jail for organising strike

It has been almost a year since Wu Guijun was detained for organising a strike at the Diweixin Product Factory in Shenzhen. The trial for these ‘offences’ has just started, with Wu facing up to three years in prison if convicted. In contrast to past trials of worker activists, the proceedings are not only open, but at his hearing, there was a large group of supporters and fellow workers to support him. This is indicative that recent labour wins by Chinese workers are part of a growing confidence by workers to stand up for their rights.

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