A review by Jenny Chan on a participatory training in labour rights as a complementary strategy in relation to supplier auditing in advancing CSR. It focus on the multi-stakeholder project carried out by HP, SACOM, and two other Hong Kong NGOs. The Steering committee collaborated on a training programme at two HP suppliers in Dongguan City in Guangdong Province. Between September 2008 and June 2009, a total of 4,500 frontline workers and managers at different levels actively participated in training sessions. The full article, which is originally published in the book Industrial Democracy in China (Edited by Rudolf Traub-Merz and Kinglun Ngok, 2012), can be downloaded
We are a diverse group of scholars who both study and support labor movements around the world. Many of us have conducted extensive research on labor issues in China, and we are united in our belief that the future of China and its working class is of incredible global significance.
Many government and union leaders in Guangdong have recently accepted the idea that strikes are normal economic manifestations of labor-capital conflict in a marketized economy, and should be addressed through mediation and collective bargaining. Currently there is a growing practice of democratic elections of [...]