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28 Mär 2007

Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

China's proposed labour law reform: concerns about US & European industry association lobbying; company responses & non-responses

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited several US & European companies to respond to concerns about the positions taken by industry associations regarding China's proposed labour law reform. [As of 27 Mar 2007: - The following companies provided responses (accessible via this page): Ericsson, General Electric, Google, Intel, Nike, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Shell, Tesco, Walt Disney - ABB has said it will provide a response but has not yet done so - Microsoft has said it does not wish to respond at this time - The following companies declined to respond: AT&T, Carrefour, DuPont, Maersk, Total, UPS, Wal-Mart - Sara Lee stated that it is no longer a member of the US-China Business Council]

Part of the following timelines

Response by US-China Business Council to Global Labor Strategies report that raised concerns about its opposition to aspects of China's labour law reform - & Global Labor Strategies response

China: Global Labor Strategies report follows up on lobbying by intl. firms & US business groups on draft labour law

China's proposed new labour laws meet opposition from US business (New York Times)

China labour law reform