Skip to comments.Report: Chinese workers at LG factory strike over complaint of pay discrimination
Posted on 12/31/2011 6:32:33 PM PST by Libloather
Report: Chinese workers at LG factory strike over complaint of pay discrimination
By The Associated Press | The Canadian Press Wed, 28 Dec, 2011
BEIJING, China - Some 8,000 employees of a factory in China owned by a unit of South Korea's LG Corp. over complaints about pay discrimination, a labour group said Wednesday.
Chinese employees of the LG Display factory in Nanjing, west of Shanghai, walked off the job Monday over complaints Korean employees at the factory received annual bonuses equal to one year's salary while those for Chinese workers were equal to one month's pay, the New York-based group China Labor Watch said.
Employees at the factory hung up when reporters called.
China has faced a wave of protests over the past two years demanding higher pay and other benefits as rising living costs squeeze workers.
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Looking up the Korean word for Schadenfreude.
They just got busted for price fixing on their LCD panels too.
Well, guess who is in management.
It’s never a good idea to let anybody know how much you made or your bonuses.
This will likely show up in terms of the quality of the projects made.
LG employees in Nanjing met with managers but rejected an offer to increase annual bonuses for Chinese employees to the equivalent of two months' pay, China Labor Watch said. It said they wanted "absolute equality in the bonus system."
Stuff like this is why foreign companies in China are always on pins and needles - they pay more than Chinese companies, but are continually having to deal with low-level harassment from the authorities even as Chinese companies literally get away with murder:
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8,000 protest conditions at state-owned enterprise (SOE)
People's Armed Police Puts Count At 8,000 Dead
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