Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hundreds of women workers on strike at Brother Ltd’s China plant


September 7, the president-director of Brother Industry Ltd. KOIKE Toshikazu visited its subsidiary in Shenzhen, China. All the workers of the plant, who were complaining low wage and overtime pay, change of shifts, speed of the assembly line, harsh quotas and heavy workload, asked the president-director improvement of the situation. But the company postponed answering, so the workers went on a strike. They blockaded the main and back gate of the plant, causing traffic jam. The police blocked the area. (From website information) Photo: The president-director’s car being blocked by the workers



中国:ブラザー工業で数百人の女性労働者がストライキ
 9月7日、ブラザー工業株式会社の小池利和・代表取締役社長が中国・深センのブラザー工業の視察に訪れた際、賃金・残業代のあまりの低さ、休みの入れ替え、生産ラインの速度の速さ、厳しいノルマ、立ちくらみするほどの業務負担などに不満を持つ全工場の労働者が改善を求めたが、会社側は回答を先延ばしにしたので、ストライキに突入した。労働者たちは正面ゲートと裏門を封鎖したので、交通が一時混乱し、警察などが封鎖線をはった。(インターネットの情報から) 現地紙の詳報・続報 *写真=足止めされるブラザー小池社長の車

4 comments:

nick jonas said...

A battle to claim life insurance
When the family tried to collect their mother’s $45,000 life insurance policy, the company that handled the cover, Excellerate HRO, denied their claim. The company stated that the policy was cancelled because Faruque did not pay the premiums while out on sick leave.
hoteles en puerto vallarta todo incluidoUnblocked

nick jonas said...

However, it appeared that Excellerate HRO were incorrect, because a clause in Faruque’s policy stated if she could not work because of her medical condition, she did not have to pay her premiums any longer and would still remain covered.

nick jonas said...

For nine months, the family tried to get help from 7-Eleven but with no avail. Tanija Faruque said: “We didn't get any answers. We were going back and forth. And they knew, they knew that my mother passed away. And they knew it was a rough time for us.”

nick jonas said...

Therefore, through desperation the family hired a lawyer to settle the matter. Alicia Paulino Grisham, the family’s lawyer commented: “7-Eleven abandoned the Faruque family, and they disregarded the wishes of their employee. The reason that she was paying for coverage was because she wanted to protect them and they didn't care.”