Honda Workers On Strike In China

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
honda workers on strike in china

They may not have western-style unions in China, but workers sure do strike. Workers at Honda’s transmission plant in Foshan, Guangdong Province, walked off the job on Monday after their pay increases weren’t as large as they had hoped.

According to The Nikkei [sub], Honda agreed to bigger raises, and workers were back on the job on Tuesday.

The Foshan transmission plan employs more than 2,000 employees. It was one of mostly Japanese- and Taiwanese-owned factories that were hit by a wave of strikes in 2010.

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  • Sob93 Sob93 on Mar 21, 2013

    So let's see, Foshan is in eastern China, Taiwanese/Japanese owned plant, how many mainland Chinese work there? Can you count their $/hr wage on 1 hand? Hopefully cars built there stay in Asia. HONDA why do Americans buy them?

    • Bikegoesbaa Bikegoesbaa on Mar 22, 2013

      "HONDA why do Americans buy them?" Because they have a well-established reputation for excellent reliability, good fuel economy, and high residual values?

  • Tenzin Tenzin on Mar 21, 2013

    Worker's right in China is a bad recipe for the world economy that depends on cheap labour. If they bulldoze those students fighting for freedom on Tiannamen Square, they shouldn't have any issues doing the same for less of an issue, right?

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    • Nzecowitz Nzecowitz on Mar 21, 2013

      "cites past, establishes weak link with present* *scratches ass*

  • Nzecowitz Nzecowitz on Mar 21, 2013

    Honda agreed to bigger raises, and workers were back on the job on Tuesday. Nice.

  • Raph Raph on Mar 22, 2013

    hah a buddy of mine once said that it wouldn't be war that stopped China, it would be bourgeoning middleclass that put the brakes on. Then its off to Africa for cheap labor.