In Shenzhen, workers protest at low wages, long hours

South China Morning Post (via China Study Group) reported that “About 3,000 workers protested outside an electronics factory in Shenzhen yesterday against low pay and harsh working conditions.

The workers, employed by the Hong Kong-mainland joint-venture company Computime, rallied outside the factory early in the morning, blocking the entrance and part of a main road. Long traffic jams formed.

Minor scuffles broke out when more than 100 police officers arrived to keep order, and some workers claimed they had been beaten by the officers. ”

The full article is here.

October 7, 2004 2:48 PM
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