Government "Union" in China: "Irrelevant"

The widely respected director of the China Labour Bulletin, Han Dong Fang, is calling into question the relevance of the Chinese government labor arm, the ACFTU.

As the AFP noted recently:

At least one strike involving more than 1,000 workers occurs every day in China’s manufacturing hub in the Pearl River Delta area, underscoring rising labor unrest in the country, a labor activist said Tuesday. All the protests in the key manufacturing base in southern China are self-organized, “questioning the relevance” of the official All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), said Han Dongfang, who monitors the Chinese labor movement from Hong Kong.

Labor unrest growing in China