Walkout Closes Another Toyota Supplier in China

From the New York Times: Workers at an auto parts factory in Tianjin, China, run by a Chinese subsidiary of Toyoda Gosei, which is 42 percent owned by Toyota Motor, went on strike Thursday and have not returned to their jobs, a Toyoda Gosei spokesman said Friday. The factory, one of two run by Tianjin Toyoda Gosei, produces plastic parts for a FAW assembly plant operated by Toyota in Tianjin. It has been closed since Thursday morning, when some of the company’s 1,700 workers staged a walkout, the spokesman, Shingo Handa, said. Tianjin Toyoda Gosei’s other factory in the city, as well as its six other plants across China, are operating normally, Mr. Handa said. Talks are under way between the company and the striking workers in Tianjin, who are demanding higher pay, Mr. Handa said. It is unclear when production will resume, he said. See also: “Toyota Shuts China Plant as Workers at Honda Affiliate Return” from Bloomberg, and “Supplier Strike Affects Toyota China Plant” from the Wall Street Journal. ...
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