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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:59 AM

Chinese Factory Workers Hold Managers Hostage In Strike Over 2-Minute Bathroom Breaks


BEIJING -- Hundreds of Chinese factory workers angry about strictly timed bathroom breaks and fines for starting work late held their Japanese and Chinese managers hostage for a day and a half before police broke up the strike.

About 1,000 workers at Shanghai Shinmei Electric Company held the 10 Japanese nationals and eight Chinese managers inside the factory in Shanghai starting Friday morning until 11.50 p.m. Saturday, said a statement from the parent company, Shinmei Electric Co., released Monday. It said the managers were released uninjured after 300 police officers were called to the factory.

A security guard at the Shanghai plant said Tuesday that workers had gone on strike to protest the company's issuing of new work rules, including time limits on bathroom breaks and fines for being late.

"The workers demanded the scrapping of the ridiculously strict requirements stipulating that workers only have two minutes to go to the toilet and workers will be fined 50 yuan ($8) if they are late once and fired if they are late twice," said the security guard, surnamed Feng. "The managers were later freed when police intervened and when they agreed to reconsider the rules." ..................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/chinese-workers-strike_n_2525171.html?utm_hp_ref=business



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:02 AM

1. Good

I'd shove them into the toilets.

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:14 AM

2. I agree...

I'd shove them into the toilets.

But only if they could do it within two minutes!


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Response to KansDem (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:28 AM

3. Easy enough. Turn manager upside down. Dunk him. Flush.

 

End result: Swirlie.

Best result if the water is blue.

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2009/3/toilet-swirly-in-ultra-slow-motion-694901

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