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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 08:13 AM
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18. Chinese factories hit by strikes amid manufacturing slowdown
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2011/11/chines...

Already facing a sharp slowdown, factories in Chinas manufacturing heartland are now experiencing a rash of labor strikes reminiscent of the worker unrest that swept the country last year.

Thousands of workers at a massive shoe factory in the southern city of Dongguan marched to a local government office and clashed with police last week to protest the loss of overtime.

The strike at the plant owned by the Taiwanese Pou Chen Group came shortly after 18 managers were laid-off because of declining orders, according to the Economic Observer, a Chinese newspaper.

Earlier in the week, 1,000 workers walked out of a plant in nearby Shenzhen that manufactured computer keyboards for leading brands such as Apple and IBM. Employees said they were being forced to work excessive hours on weekdays so that owners didnt have to pay overtime on Saturdays, as required by law. The company acquiesced after three days.
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