Article 32 of the Common Program
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Article 32 of the Common Program

The system of worker's participation in the administration of production shall, for the present period, be established in state-owned enterprises. This means that factory administrative committees shall be set up under the leadership of the factory managers.
In privately-owned enterprises, in order to carry out the principle of benefitting both labour and capital, collective contracts shall be signed by the trade union, representing the workers and employees, and the employer.
For the present period, an eight to ten-hour day should in general be enforced in publicly and privately operated enterprises, but under special circumstances this matter may be dealt with at discretion. The people's governments shall fix minimum wages according to the conditions prevailing in various localities and trades.
Labour insurance shall be gradually established. The special interests of juvenile and women workers shall be safeguarded.
Inspection of industries and mines shall be carried out in order to improve their safety devices and sanitary facilities.

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The CCP had good relations in Shanghai however, this could not prevent economic and social chaos. See Part 3 In December 1949, there are over 3300 strikes in the city. "…in the months- following the Communist occupation of Shanghai in May,' 1949, thousands of labor disputes broke out in that city. The workers, who were now being told by the Communists that they were the leading class in the country, were evidently determined to put this to the test by pushing for an immediate improvement in their economic status. In very many cases, however, this took the form of excessive and irresponsible demands and actions. The Communist authorities, still not firmly in control of the labor organizations;, were apparently unwilling to antagonize the workers by openly opposing such demands, but at the same time they were also aware that the economy (particularly in this period of economic depression in Shanghai) could not bear up under the continued strain of these demands, and that the situation tended to undermine their policy of cooperation with private capital."
Bernard (1953). Page 20. See also Howe (1981). Page 44-45
Mikoyan has warned the CCP leaders not to prohibit strikes: "…otherwise the CCP may lose the trust of workers. The significance of the working class in the revolution is determined not by its quantity, I said, but by the fact that it is a new class, the carrier of the most progressive ideas. The future belongs to the working class. Its significance in the society will grow unstoppably. The question that one should not prohibit strikes caused a noticeable bewilderment on the part of Mao Zedong and the present members of the CCP CC Politburo. On the whole telegrams with recommendations on the work among workers, youth, women and on the preparation of the Chinese cadres, the content of which was conveyed by me to Mao Zedong and the Politburo members, made a good impression. When they were related, Mao Zedong and the members of the Politburo uniformly nodded in agreement, and Mao Zedong said that the suggestions will be carried out."
Document: 05-02-1949 and document: 03-02-1949 Cable
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