Chinese workers want own leaders-asserting individualism
Read between the lines. Chinese workers are advancing toward individual freedom. The government officially sanctions organizations of representation. Soon, that will be challenged. Big brothers are still watching.
“Strike at Honda plant the latest sign of labor unrest in China
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, June 12, 2010
BEIJING -- Labor strikes continued to spread Friday across parts of China, as newly emboldened workers pressed for higher wages and better conditions, posing a fresh challenge to the government and the country's only officially sanctioned union.
In Zhangshan, in southeastern China, about 1,700 workers at a factory that makes locks and keys for Honda Motors staged an unusual march through the city streets Friday morning, media reports and labor activists said.
The workers walked off the job Wednesday, demanding more pay and the right to elect their own union representatives. That was a direct affront to the country's official union, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions.”