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In the last quarter of 2011, China has seen many more worker strikes than ever before. Ever since October 2011, a massive walk-out of a watch factory appears to initiate another wave of worker strikes in China. Then in November, thousands of workers walked off the job in a shoe... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at George Hou's blog
The topic of student workers is not new in media coverage. There could be several explanations for this phenomenon such as labor shortage, lack of government monitoring of school programs and employment practice and the lack of relevant legal knowledge in factories; the stories may continue if theses root causes are not properly addressed. But what does it mean if my supply chain involves student workers? Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at George Hou's blog
Right after the Chinese New Year, labor shortage becomes the hot topic in the Pearl River region. The local news paper(Chinese) shows an official number from the Guangdong Labor and Social Security Department that some 900,000 employees are in short supply. However, the actual gap is said to reach 2... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 30, 2011 at George Hou's blog
When Honda and Toyota opened plants through joint ventures with local automobile makers in China, they might not have imagined that strikes would take place in China. But it happens. via cscc.typepad.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at George Hou's blog
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Jul 2, 2010