Second Wal-Mart union established
A group of 42 employees in Shenzhen have established the second Chinese trade union in Wal-Mart, just one week after the first one was set up in Fujian province, according to official media.
18 miners die in gas leak accident
Eighteen miners were killed in a coal mine gas leak accident in Ningwu county, Shanxi Province, according to Xinhua. The report said a collapse occurred in the ground within the mining area of Dahuiyao Coal Mine in Ningwu county at noon on 4 August which caused a fire.
Wal-Mart gets first trade union, official reports say
Thirty employees at a Wal-Mart store in Fujian voted to form a trade union last Saturday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The report said a 29-year-old employee, Ke Yunlong, was elected chairman of the seven-member committee of the trade union at a Wal-Mart store in Quanzhou, Fujian Province in southeastern China.