CLW engaged with workers in their workplace and communities, distributed pamphlets detailing basic rights and local legal resources and provided targeted training on labor laws and local labor issues. The community training not only provided legal knowledge to workers, but also expanded workers’ network and support system, and facilitated peer communications among workers. CLW has trained thousands of workers through its community training projects. CLW has temporarily paused its training programs in China due to the changing domestic situations.
CLW partnered with legal experts in human rights and labor law to conduct legal training sessions to cultivate local labor activists in China on the most effective strategies for providing labor law training to workers. The program has provided free training on labor law and collective bargaining strategies to hundreds of labor activists. CLW has also worked to expand the network of Chinese NGOs engaging in labor issues by helping to establish four worker legal centers.
China Labor Watch is working to change this. CLW has engaged in educating workers and labor activists about collective bargaining rights and approaches that workers should consider when engaging with employers to demand a fair wage and acceptable working conditions.