From our correspondent in Beijing
Small hands of the world's workshop bristle. Some 40,000 workers are on strike for nearly a week in a large factory in southern China.1 manufacturing shoes for brands. Employees of the Yue Yuen factory in Dongguan complain about their salary conditions of their employment contracts gaps and deficiencies in their social security coverage. Their movement has sparked a massive deployment of security forces.
Organization China Labor Watch, specializing in the social movements of Chinese industry, aired footage showing hundreds of police surrounding the plant, certain equipped with riot control equipment and other holding a leash German Shepherds. According to China Labor Watch, the police beat and arrested several workers since the beginning of the strike. The strikers demand the payment of social benefits that would be due to them. Foxconn
The previous management of the company is committed to make a catch in these payments by the end of 2015. But this proposal was rejected by striking workers, worried by the prospect that management can suddenly decide to close the plant and relocate without honor its promises, a classic cases in China. Partly controlled by Taiwanese capital, Yue Yuen factory claims to be the world's leading manufacturer of sports shoes. It subcontracts especially for Nike2 brands Adidas3, Puma4, Asics, New Balance and Converse.
The southern province of Guangdong, where the company is known as the "factory of the world" because it focuses an important part of the industry Chinese manufacturing working for exports. Like the rest of China, it is not free of social conflict. Despite the absence of independent unions. In October 2012, the plant Foxconn5 Zhengzhou (Henan), which assembles Apple iPhone 5 had been paralyzed by a strike involving workers from 3000 to 4000. Several of them, that they had been beaten because of the quality was not their production, were hospitalized. Apple suppliers in China are regularly shaken by social conflict.With such high stakes - such as the future financial well-being of a family - choosing the correct life insurance policy is a very serious decision and one that requires deep thought.