Some Return to Work for Honda Amid Strike

The New York Times has the latest on the strikes at Honda parts factories in China:

Takayuki Fujii, a Honda spokesman in Beijing, said that the parts factory here in Zhongshan had resumed partial operations. But he said that he did not have details on how many workers had returned or the terms on which they had done so.

Three workers said in separate telephone interviews that the strike continued and had not been settled. But one of the three, an activist in the strike, said that “four or five workers” had gone back into the factory and restarted the equipment for one small assembly line.

One of the strike’s leaders was so intimidated during a meeting on Saturday morning with management, local authorities and representatives of the national, government-controlled union that he immediately stopped participating in the leadership of the strike and has gone into hiding, the activist added.


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