Support Changchun FAW-Volkswagen dispatch workers’ struggle for equal pay for equal work
The struggle of Changchun FAW-Volkswagen dispatch workers to defend their right to be paid equally for equal work started in November 2016. They adopted tactics, ranging from meeting with the pro-management union, holding public assemblies, processions, and protests, to urge the automotive joint venture to resolve the wage disparity between dispatch workers and permanent workers, despite carrying out the same duties. However, as the dispute rumbled on, three elected workers’ representatives were also arrested by the police. Representatives Wang Shuai and Ai Zhenyu were later released on bail pending trial, while Fu Tianbo was under criminal detention until February 2019.