What future for Chinese labour and transnational solidarity?

Bieler, Andreas and Lee, Chun-Yi (2016) What future for Chinese labour and transnational solidarity? Globalizations . ISSN 1474-774X

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Abstract

In this conclusion we argue that class struggle is central to the future of Chinese workers and the improvement of their situation. Technological upgrading in itself will not automatically result in better working conditions. Moreover, we point out that Chinese workers have a number of old and new sources of power to draw on. What is, however, most problematic in this respect is the role of the ACFTU, operating as an official mediator rather than an independent trade union, and the resulting lack of associational power. Hence, informal labour NGOs have an important role to play in supporting social justice for China’s workers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Globalizations on 17 Aug 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14747731.2016.1207933.
Keywords: ACFTU, Chinese workers, class struggle, informal labour NGOs, sources of power.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2016.1207933
Depositing User: Bieler, Prof. Andreas
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 08:37
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 23:42
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/35175

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