Precariat Unite! The Gig Economy Challenges China’s State-Run Labour Unions

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The number of protests by gig-economy workers has risen both in absolute terms and as a share of overall labour unrest in China.

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This article appeared in the China section of the print edition of The Economist (30 Jan 2021). OnlineFirst version on 27 Jan 2021: 

https://www.economist.com/china/2021/01/27/the-gig-economy-challenges-chinas-state-run-labour-unions 

Period27 Jan 2021

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Keywords

  • ACFTU (All-China Federation of Trade Unions)
  • labor unrest
  • app workers
  • gig economy
  • food delivery platforms
  • Meituan
  • Ele.me
  • Alibaba
  • Tencent
  • China
  • party-state