Today we discuss with comrades from the China Labour Bulletin the ongoing incidents against workers’ safety in the health sector and the pending legal case of a labour activist facing trial and jail for protesting against a factory closure. The long-aw …

Andrew Asia, China,

Today we discuss with comrades from the China Labour Bulletin the ongoing incidents against workers’ safety in the health sector and the pending legal case of a labour activist facing trial and jail for protesting against a factory closure.

The long-awaited trial of Shenzhen worker activist Wu Guijun descended into farce when the hearing was first cancelled by the Bao’an District Court because the prosecutor failed to show up and then reopened for just one hour in the late afternoon. Around 50 supporters including workers, labour activists and journalists had gathered outside the small courtroom that could only accommodate nine observers on the afternoon of Monday 17 February waiting for the hearing to start. For more read here.


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