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  1. Shenzhen petitioners may be sent to labour camps

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Petitioners in Shenzhen could be sent to labour camps unless they abide by a stringent new set of rules that appear aimed at limiting the channels for protest and punishing ... warning would be detained if they made a third 'abnormal' complaint; and those who had been detained would be sent to a labour camp for up to three years if they made a fourth. Fourteen ...

  2. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Workers' voice of Shenzhen takes a beating in crackdown

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... the Yuandian Worker Service Centre, the Shenzhen Migrant Worker Centre, the Green Grass Worker Service Centre, the Times Female Worker Service Centre and the Hand-in-hand Labour Activities Camp ... was issued in mid-August, and the Hand-in-hand Labour Activities Camp was shuttered in September. Is your NGO the first to sue the Shenzhen authorities over the crackdown? Yes, as far as I know. ...

  3. Foxconn worker in Chengdu suicide

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as a 'labour camp' that severely violated mainland labour laws and abused workers physically and mentally. The research also found that at least 17 Foxconn workers had attempted to commit suicide ... year to cope with the rash of worker suicides. Labour rights groups said they believed the suicides were the result of harsh working conditions at the Taiwanese-invested manufacturing giant, ...

  4. Guangdong shuts down at least seven labour NGOs

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Guangdong authorities have shut down at least seven Shenzhen non-governmental groups that advocate for the rights of migrant workers. Veteran labour ... of the facilities. Mainland labour-rights NGOs often report of harassment from the authorities, who fear that foreign-funded and lobbying groups could organise large-scale strikes, incite protests or trigger ...

  5. Adventure camp back after parent pressure

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry An English Schools Foundation primary school has bowed to parent pressure and reinstated an Outward Bound adventure camp for 120 pupils after trying to replace ... to the border city. As a result of objections from the majority of parents who responded, the Shenzhen trip was scrapped and on Friday, Mr Fitzgerald wrote to parents saying the camp at Sai Kung ...

  6. Tour group fumes over camp beds

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Colleen Lee, Dennis Eng

    ... Hong Kong, which featured another 300 to 400 participants. Trouble started shortly after midnight yesterday when they were taken to Sai Kung's High Island Training Camp, a facility run ... and mattresses. They confronted camp staff and the agency that organised the trip, Shenzhen Tourism International Company, then called police- and an ambulance, because some group members had insect ...

  7. Rise in labour litigation blamed on new laws and economic woes

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The number of labour-related lawsuits nearly doubled across the mainland last year, largely due to the sharp economic decline and the introduction of a tougher new employment ... on Monday that the number of labour suits filed last year was 95 per cent higher. Xinhua also quoted Mr Shen as saying it was the biggest year-on-year increase in any type of court application. He ...

  8. Labour pains as slowdown hits plants

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... as mainland factories step up production to meet deadlines for October shipment and Christmas sales. This summer's hiring boom for the labour-intensive toy sector, however, has cooled as American ... the north will have gone home by the time we want them. You know the labour shortage problem is still with us.' Worse still, factory owners worry that the looming bottleneck in labour supply ...

  9. New labour law prompts flight of factory owners

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... a whole new level of uncertainty on their return to the manufacturing hub. They face the prospect of abandoned factories, absconded bosses and lost wages as labour-intensive manufacturers around the country grapple with higher labour costs, a stronger yuan and more stringent tax and pollution control requirements. Even before reports surfaced of an exodus of South Korean businesses from ...

  10. Labour shortage to worsen for Shenzhen

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Shenzhen employers should steel themselves for worsening labour shortages for the rest of the year as rising numbers of migrant workers- from skilled personnel to labourers- turn their back on the Pearl River Delta, workforce analysts warn. The Shenzhen Labour and Social Security Bureau says there were 1.7 million vacancies in the city in the third quarter but only ...




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