ETUC welcomes new Chinese Labour Contract Law

Brussels, 03/07/2007

ETUC General Secretary John Monks said “The law is a significant step forwards in protecting the rights of individual workers. It now needs to be scrupulously enforced in all areas of activity in China. I am glad to see – as is also now recognised by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China – that the new law draws from labour provisions in the EU and is not considered to be a brake on competitiveness. This demonstrates that the European Social Model is appreciated worldwide and gives the lie to those who would have European workers give up their hard-won rights in the name of global competition”.