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Title: The labour politics of China’s rural migrant workers
Authors: Chan, J 
Selden, M
Keywords: Chinese rural migrant workers
The state
Labour laws
Workplace bargaining power
Marketplace bargaining power
ACFTU (All-China Federation of Trade Unions)
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Globalizations, 2017, v. 14, no. 2, p. 259-271 How to cite?
Journal: Globalizations 
Abstract: This article analyses the Chinese rural migrant workers’ collective struggles within a framework that highlights the deepening of contradictions among labour, capital, and the state. At times of labour crisis, aggrieved workers have taken legal and extra-legal actions to defend their rights and interests in the absence of leadership by trade unions. From 1 January 2015, Guangdong provincial government was compelled to enforce new collective bargaining regulations to regulate labour relations, when an increasing number of workers leveraged their power to disrupt production to demand higher pay and better conditions within the tight delivery deadlines. In addition to discussing the workplace bargaining power at the key nodes in global supply networks, we highlight the impact of demographic changes on the potential increase of the marketplace bargaining power of workers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/60331
ISSN: 1474-7731 (print)
1474-774X (eISSN)
DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2016.1200263
Rights: © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
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