Sat, 04/17/2010 - 00:16 — Admin
By Chen Hong (China Daily)Updated: 2010-04-14 07:50
SHENZHEN - The local trade unions federation has urged Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwan-funded electronic manufacturing giant, to take care of the psychological needs of its huge number of young employees following a string of suicides.
Mon, 03/29/2010 - 08:42 — Admin
DHAKA, March 27 (Reuters) - Hundreds of striking miners at a state-run Bangladeshi coal mine returned to work on Saturday after their demand for higher pay was met, the chief executive of the mining firm said.
More than 1,100 miners of Bangladesh's state-run Barapukuria Coal Mine Co Ltd (BCMCL) struck work five days ago to demand higher wages and shorter hours, affecting coal production at the Barapukuria mine, 415 km (260 miles) north of the capital, Dhaka.
Mon, 03/29/2010 - 08:30 — Admin
* Workers at Cerro Verde copper mine to strike on March 31* Workers at Shougang iron mine to strike March 29* Miners demand larger share of profits
By Teresa Cespedes and Patricia Velez
LIMA, March 24 (
) - Workers at the Shougang Hierro Peru iron mine and Cerro Verde copper mine will go on strike next week to demand better wages and a larger share of profits, union leaders said on Wednesday.
Miners at Shougang Hierro Peru will put down tools on March 29, while workers at Cerro Verde will strike on March 31.
Sat, 01/16/2010 - 04:07 — Admin
NANJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Employees of a Taiwan enterprise smashed vehicles and blocked a road Friday to protest against poor company management in east Jiangsu Province. No casualties were reported.
Rumors saying that the company planned to cancel the year-end bonus evoked more than 2,000 workers to gather in the United Win (China) Technology Ltd. Co. Friday morning in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP).
Fri, 01/08/2010 - 11:16 — Admin
GUANGZHOU, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Medical tests have identified 152 factory workers in south China's Guangdong Province as having suspected mercury poisoning, the local government said Thursday.
The patients all worked for Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co., Ltd in the manufacturing city Foshan, said Yu Zhouhong, deputy head of Gaoming District, where the company is located.
Tue, 12/22/2009 - 06:59 — Admin
By Zheng Caixiong and Shen Yifei (China Daily)Source: China Daily. 2009-12-22
GUANGZHOU: A month after a total of 23 workers at a lighting manufacturer in Foshan, Guangdong province, were diagnosed with mercury poisoning, the company and a provincial hospital were stepping up efforts to test more than 600 workers.
Hundreds of urine samples were sent to a Guangdong hospital for occupational diseases to determine if other workers have been poisoned with or exposed to mercury.
Tue, 12/15/2009 - 10:55 — Admin
(This article is written in Chinese)
Tue, 12/15/2009 - 10:19 — Admin
December 10th, 2009
Mr. Victor Lo Chung Wing, Chairman & CEO Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited
From December 8 to 10, 2009, one thousand workers from Power Pack, your company in Huizhou, took strike action.
On December 9, frustration at the lack of response from management led to an escalation and hundreds of angry workers first blocked the gate of the factory, and then blocked the main road in front of the factory. Local police were called in to restore order, and the striking workers were forced to return to the factory, although the strike continued until the next day.
Sat, 10/10/2009 - 13:46 — Admin
A report, Chinese Mining Companies in Katanga, released today (Tuesday 29th September 2009) by Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) is the first-ever survey of its kind, providing a snapshot of working conditions in Chinese-run enterprises in Katanga, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More than 60 of Katanga’s 75 smelters and processing plants are owned by Chinese companies; 90 per cent of the region’s minerals go to China. Over 15 per cent of Chinese mining operators in Katanga Province were covered in RAID’s study.
Thu, 09/24/2009 - 09:05 — Admin
Source: Lusaka Times (Zambia). September 23, 2009