Social Justice and Trade Unions

Social Justice and Trade Unions - Chen Hui - Eating workers on Expo construction site
Photo: © Chen Hui | Eating workers on Expo construction site

Promoting social justice and strengthening trade unions

Social security systems are an indispensable part of a just society. Comprehensive social security systems help reduce the vulnerability of the population and ensure an equal share of economic growth within the whole society. FES aims at fostering a dialogue between European and Chinese experts about effective, inclusive, sustainable and solidarity-based social security schemes. Thematic and methodical capacity building of relevant social and political stakeholders contributes to the collective development of a sustainable welfare model in China.

Trade unions and FES have common roots in the labour movement and share similar values to establish a socially just society in Germany and worldwide. China’s policy of reform and opening up and its integration into the world economy came along with challenges for its industrial relations. Therefore FES China works together with the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) and think tanks in order to modernize these relations by protecting workers’ rights and enhancing the capacities of trade unions at all levels, in particular by further enhancing the bilateral dialogue between German and Chinese trade unions.

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Reconciliation of Family and Working Life in China and Germany

Work-life balance or reconciling a successful professional career with a rich family life is a topic of growing importance in both China and Germany. In the course of the opening of the travelling exhibition on the social history of Germany in Chengdu a roundtable discussion on the topic took place.

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Event on Labour Relations hosted by the German Chamber of Commerce in Beijing

Mr. Christoph Pohlmann participated in a Kammerdinner-event on the topic of The Chinese Trade Union Policy on June 10th 2015. He presented a speech on Trade Unions and Workers Participation in China and Germany.

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Talking about the future – Cooperation in the Field of Social Security between China and Germany

The final opening of the travelling exhibition took place at the Social Security Capacity Building Center of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) in Beijing on May 13th 2015.

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Equal opportunities and the compatibility of family and career

Dr. Christina Klenner, head of the department on gender studies at the German Hans-Böckler-Foundation, delivered several lectures during her stay in Shanghai on April 16/17.

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First Stop Beijing - a travelling exhibition in China

With the Future in Mind – An Illustrated History of Social Security in Germany.

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