Chinese strike - demanding better pay and working conditions

Discussion in 'Economy' started by rdean, Jun 9, 2010.

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    Another China Honda Plant Hit by Strike - WSJ.com

    Honda Faces More Trouble In China

    Workers at Foshan Fengfu Autoparts Co. walked off the job earlier this week, seeking pay raises, just days after Honda settled a two-week strike at a wholly owned parts supplier that had forced the Japanese automaker to freeze production at all four of its car assembly factories in China due to a lack of parts.

    The conflicts reflect rising tensions between workers and foreign companies that rely on China as a source of cheap labor and a fast-growing market. Companies in China are finding it harder to attract and keep workers, who are demanding better pay and working conditions.

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    At some point, you knew that they would become Americanized enough that they would want to work for more than "food".

    Now we can see some real competition.
     
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    I wonder if we should send them some of our union organizers?
     

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