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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International Forum on Labor Law and Working from Home Regulations

FES Beijing and the Civil, Commercial and Economic Law School of China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) and the China University of Labor Relations (CULR) successfully hosted the "International Forum on Labor Law and Working from Home Regulations ".

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Gender equality and career development of women

The Sino-German webinar about Gender equality and career development of women dealt with challenges specifically in “STEM- Subjects” this year.

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Conference on Demographic Change and Social Security Reform

Experts from China & Germany discussed challenges and responses to demographic change.

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Labour Law and Artificial Intelligence Conference

FES and the Chinese University of Politics and Law (CUPL) held a two-day seminar on the implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for labour law regulations.

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Online Seminar: Labour law and social law during the Covid-19 Pandemic

German, Chinese and international legal experts discussed the reactions of labour and social law in China, Germany, Austria, France and the UK to the challenges of Covid-19

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