Chinese workers continue to push for better rights and conditions

The coal mining industry is one of the most dangerous industries in China for workers, with thousands killed each year. In conjunction with a downturn in the industry, workers in coal mines all around China have started to take more industrial action in support of better conditions and wages. Industrial struggles by Chinese workers have become bigger and more organised recently. A recent incident where Zhou Jianrong, killed herself due to unbearable working conditions, led to a series of protests that highlighted workers willingness to act against weak official union and local government collusion.