Workers Protest As Italian Sofa Maker Folds In China

From AFP:

Over 2,000 factory workers in China launched a protest after their employer, an Italian maker of luxury sofas, closed down in the wake of the global financial crisis, local authorities said Thursday.

DeCoro, a leather upholstery producer with a factory in the southern city of Shenzhen, ran into liquidity problems last year and from November was unable to pay wages on time, the government reported.

On January 8, the workers went on strike in protest over not having been paid for two months, according to a statement from the city government faxed to AFP.

February 5, 2009, 7:08 AM
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