New Workers’ Rights Being Undermined in China – Don Lee

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The soon-to-be-enforced is not just a hot topic of discussion, but is also a source of some bloody contention. We get a glimpse of the debate here, from the Los Angeles Times:

Starting Jan. 1, workers nationwide will gain new rights, especially when it comes to long-term job security.

Employees with 10 straight years at a company will be entitled to a contract without a fixed end date, essentially giving them lifetime employment. Severance payments will be mandatory for anyone whose contract expires or who leaves after giving 30 days’ notice or is laid off, except in special cases of large-scale layoffs or dismissals due to criminal liabilities or serious violations of company rules.

Here in this southeastern industrial city near Hong Kong, people such as Huang have been reaching out to and educating them about their protections under the new law. Although lacking proof, Huang and other labor advocates believe some employers are trying to shut them up. [Full text]

Read also this past CDT entry for links to another article on the labor law by The Guardian, and to comments from China Law Blog.

[Image source: Los Angeles Times]

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