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SEATTLE, Wash. (CBS Seattle) – Some 300 Chinese Foxconn employees who manufacture X-box 360 machines said they would throw themselves from their Wuhan, China, plant if demands for lost wages were not met.
China Jasmine Revolution, an activist revolutionary organization with a name borrowed from the Tunisian revolt that set off the Middle East unrest, reported that employees made their demands for a wage increase for 100 employees on Jan. 2.
Management at Foxconn — the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer and a crucial link in the supply chains of Apple, Dell, Nintend
Due to its dominance in this specialized outsourcing sector, it is popular with European, Japanese, and American companies wishing to reduce labor costs without sacrificing quality. Well-known products Foxconn manufactures include the iPhone, the iPad, the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, the Wii, and the Amazon Kindle. It is the largest exporter in Greater China and the second largest exporter in the Czech Republic.
The All-China Federation of Trade Unions ('ACFTU; simplified Chinese: 中华全国总工会; traditional Chinese: 中華全國總工會; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Quánguó Zǒnggōng Huì), is the sole national trade union federation of the People's Republic of China. It is the largest trade union in the world with 134 million members in 1,713,000 primary trade union organizations. The ACFTU is divided into 31 regional federations and 10 national industrial unions.
The Workers' Daily is the ACFTU newspaper.
All-China Federation of Railway Workers' Unions
National Committee of the Chinese Agricultural, Forestry and Water Conservancy Workers' Union
National Committee of the Chinese Aviation Workers' Union
National Committee of the Chinese Banking Workers' Union
National Committee of the Chinese Defense Industry, Postal and Telecommunications Workers' Union
National Committee of the Chinese Educational, Scientific, Cultural, Medical and Sports Workers' Union
National Committee of the Chinese Energy and Chemical Workers' Union
National Committee of the Chinese Financial, Commercial, Light Industry, Textile and Tobacco Workers' Union
National Committee of the Chinese Machinery, Metallurgical and Building Material Workers' Union
National Committee of the Chinese Seamen and Construction Workers' Union
A labor shortage has pay soaring. That is sure to send ripples around the globe.
Originally posted by Gwampo
I feel horrible... just built myself a gaming computer and the motherboard is Foxconn