One Chinese manager has been killed and two injured at a copper mine in Zambia where 11 local workers were shot in 2010. From The Wall Street Journal: Scores of irate coal miners on Saturday attacked their supervisors after...
Jun 16, 2010
From the Wall Street Journal: Recent strikes in China are highlighting a technique widely used by foreign companies to keep costs down: hiring large numbers of “trainee” workers who can be paid less than the legal...
Jun 10, 2010
From Project Syndicate: As labor costs continue to climb, is China set to lose its coveted spot as the world’s workshop? Rising labor costs are inevitable. China’s government introduced tough labor laws and a minimum wage in...
Jun 8, 2010
From AP: The cost of hiring Chinese workers who supply the world with inexpensive furniture and toys is climbing. But workers with more money to spend is good news for foreign companies that see them as customers, not just...
Feb 27, 2008
China’s inflation has become a headache for the government, so it is raising the minimum wage to calm down complaints about the consumer price index. Moming Zhou from MarketWatch.com reported the full story: In an effort...
Aug 7, 2007
With consumer prices on the rise and the government ordering local governments to raise the minimum wage, it seems the owners of the Golden Arches have finally caved under the pressure of public outrage and raised pay rates across the board. From Reuters via the Financial Post: From next month, McDonald’s will increase workers’ pay […]
Jun 29, 2007
Xinhua reports China’s central government has ordered that minimum wages be raised across the country to help compensate for the country’s drastically rising food costs. From the Associated Press (via the Kansas City Star Tribune): Chinese leaders have been alarmed by a spike in inflation that saw the price of eggs rise 37.1 percent in […]
Minimum wage, China vs India: is cheap labor the real answer for China’s success in manufacturing? – Development Bank Research Bulletin
May 31, 2006
From Development Bank Research Bulletin (link): China has been said to be the World’s factory and cheap labor is said to be the reason why China attracts most of the manufacturing activities away from developed countries as well as from other developing countries. Africa’s wage level is much lower than China, but they are never […]
May 19, 2006
From Xinhuanet (link) The All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) has called on provincial governments to raise their legal minimum wage amid concerns the real value of the minimum wage is slipping. A statement from the ACFTU said some governments had yet to set per-hour minimum wage standards, some had failed to include unemployment […]
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