Exploitation of Migrant Construction Workers in Beijing
This 61-page report documents the Chinese government’s failure to fulfill long-repeated promises to protect the rights of migrant construction workers, as well as to end deprivations caused by the discriminatory nature of China’s household registration (hukou) system. An estimated 1 million migrant construction workers, hailing from other parts of China, make up nearly 90 percent of Beijing’s construction workforce. These workers are the muscle behind completion of Olympic Games-related infrastructure and sporting venues. The Beijing Olympic Games begin on August 8, 2008.
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- "One Year of My Blood"
- I. Summary
- II. Background
- III. Exploitation of Migrant Construction Workers in Beijing
- IV. Chinese Labor Law
- V. Denial of Independent Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining
- VI. Workers' Rights and Government Obligations under International Law
- VII. Recommendations