Workers with occupational diseases submit letter to the National People's Congress requesting that they are issued disability certificates.
137 workers who are victims of occupational diseases have submitted a joint letter to the National People’s Congress to request that they be entitled to receive disability certificates. The letter describes how in the last three decades, with China’s rapid economic development, there have been a large number of work related injuries and occupational diseases. However these workers are not able to get the same protections offered to the disabled, despite a large number of them having lost the ability to work. The workers are therefore asking for these rights.
The letter is only available in Chinese.