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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 06:45 PM

1,000 workers hold managers hostage in Shanghai labour row

Source: South China Morning Post

More than 1,000 furious migrant workers besieged a factory in Shanghai and held 18 Japanese and Chinese managers against their will for more than a day, after the workers were required to abide by unequal regulations.

The workers of Japanese electronic appliance maker Shanghai Shinmei Electric staged a strike and besieged the factory for two days, starting around 8am on Friday morning, following the introduction of a new factory policy calling for heavy fines, demerits or immediate termination for workers who made a mistake, the Japan-based Asahi Shimbun reported yesterday.

At least one Chinese manager with hypertension passed out after being forcibly detained along with the 17 others - seven Chinese and 10 Japanese - in two office rooms between Friday and Saturday. The company's president, Hideaki Tamura, was among those held.

On Saturday night, more than 400 Shanghai police officers freed the managers.

Read more: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1132587/1000-workers-hold-managers-hostage-shanghai-labour-row

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Reply 1,000 workers hold managers hostage in Shanghai labour row (Original post)
Teamster Jeff Jan 2013 OP
Squinch Jan 2013 #1
Teamster Jeff Jan 2013 #2
Alamuti Lotus Jan 2013 #3
ReRe Jan 2013 #4
Teamster Jeff Jan 2013 #5
ReRe Jan 2013 #6
Scuba Jan 2013 #7
lunasun Jan 2013 #8
The Green Manalishi Jan 2013 #9
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #10
lovuian Jan 2013 #11
Selatius Jan 2013 #12

Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:13 PM

1. Heh heh.

Sorry. I couldn't help it.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:19 PM

2. ++

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:19 PM

3. heroic example!!!

 

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:19 PM

4. South China Morning Post...

K&R for the Labor News....

...this looks like progress, just reading the story. 1,000 employees held 18 members of the management for 2 days, and there were only two of the striking employees injured. And the management said they would give them a raise, after it was all over. And I bet you they don't have such a thing as a Labor Union over there. If it was over here, union or not, the riot police would have mowed 'em down. Thanks TJ for the post, as I am for unions everywhere, organized or not.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:29 PM

5. Solidarity!

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:32 PM

6. that's right...Solidarity

... forever everywhere!

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 07:52 PM

7. Slave revolt. Good for them.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:31 PM

8. Workers of the World unite!!

You have nothing to lose but your chains!

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Response to lunasun (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:04 PM

9. True then, true now!

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:54 AM

10. I hope Romney is due for a visit to one of his factories soon. nt

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:44 PM

11. the worker will rise up

Capitalism is dying

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:24 AM

12. Repeatedly stomping on workers and poor people will cause them to react violently after a while.

If employers understand this, why do they incessantly try to make things continuously more difficult for workers as the years pass by? Eventually, something will snap.

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