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Chinese labor saga continues

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Local HK media is reporting that 300 workers at the Beijing factory of Korea’s Lotte Group have been striking for 3 days over wages, shutting down production completely.

The workers allege that Lotte, while officially pays them Rmb1,700 a month, deducts many “fees” from their paycheck, resulting in real monthly pay of only Rmb900, which is lower than Beijing’s minimum wage.

The strikes at Honda etc.had received wide publicity and tacit governmental support. Although this newest episode of labor dispute is different in that it happens in the nerve center of China, I expect it to be resolved in favor of the workers, as their quest is inline with the government’s goal of rebalancing the Chinese economy.


Written by Cindy Luk

August 19, 2010 at 2:41 am

Posted in China, Industries & Companies

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