Chinese nurses fight for secure jobs

While for many years, Chinese workers have been unable to organise independently, the reality is that in the last few years we have seen the growth of more confident and combative groups of workers. In the first few weeks of this year, nursing staff all over China have continued to take action over pay but especially over precarious employment arrangements. Administrators at Chinese hospitals routinely replace older, casual workers who are entitled to a more permanent contract with younger and cheaper staff.