The People’s Daily reported on a protest by workers in Guangdong who demanded better working conditions and benefits. Calling the gathering of 1000 disgruntled workers an “outdoor meeting,” the paper acknowledged that, “The victory of the workers at the Shanlin Technology plant comes at a time when growing numbers of workers are becoming disgruntled with conditions in the Pearl River Delta. Living costs are high, wages low and other conditions often unattractive. Many migrant workers are moving to other areas, leaving Guangdong Province and its near neighbors facing a serious and growing labor shortage. ” The full report is here.
Guangdong workers demand better conditions
Posted by Sophie Beach | Nov 11, 2004