Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday November 25, 2011

1,000 Chinese Workers Strike at Apple and IBM Supplier

China and its workers are coming of age and collective bargaining by striking will be a large part of the new ideology. Workers at plants that manufacture parts for Apple, IBM and other major corporations struck over excessive overtime requirements recently according to the China Labour Watch.

CLW said staff "commonly worked anywhere from 100 to 200 hours of overtime a month" but the factory refused to let them put the hours in at the weekend because under Chinese labour law JEC would have had to double the wages.