[Marxism] The Jasic Workers Mobilisation, a High Tide for the Chinese Labour Movement? - International Viewpoint - online socialist magazine

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Dec 26 08:38:37 MST 2018

In July this year, 89 workers at the Shenzhen Jasic Technology Co. Ltd 
demanded the right to set up a workplace union. In the past decade there 
has been an explosion of strikes in Shenzhen, and this dispute is one of 
the many where workers have demanded better working conditions, owed 
wages, unpaid social insurance, and severance pay. Yet, the Jasic case 
is unusual in that it was supported openly by a group of some 50 
self-proclaimed Maoists and Marxist university students, along with a 
small group of older citizens. Coming from different parts of China, 
they organised themselves into a ‘Jasic Worker Support Group’ and 
descended on Jasic to stand in solidarity with the workers who were 
battling the police.


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