This report is about workers from the Ohms electronics factory in Shenzhen demanding the removal of their elected trade union chairman, Zhao Shaobo. Zhao was elected by workers last year following a strike at the factory in which the workers demanded the right to be able to elect their own representative. Some of the workers, however, have now accused Zhao and the union of failing to safeguard their interests, including the defence of the labour contracts of 22 employees which Ohms decided not to renew earlier this year. According to the workers Zhao even tried to persuade them into accepting the management’s offer. “We don’t want our union chairperson to be biased in favour of the management. We want to elect someone who speaks for us”, said one of the workers. Zhao refused to comment when requested to by the reporter.
The report is only available in Chinese.