Chinese shoe factory workers on strike

Chinese shoe factory workers on strike

More than 30,000 shoe factory workers in China have gone on strike. The workers at Yue Yuen Industrial - who create shoes for Nike, Adidas and Reebok - want a 30 % wage increase.

30 % wage increase

It is unclear how many people are on strike now, but the number grew from 10,000 to 30,000 employees in a single day. Local governments and the manufacturer are now in talks, after employees to let the trade union to talk in their place.

 

The Yue Yuen factory creates shoes for Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Asics and Puma, but has now suffered a second strike in less than a month. No agreement could be reached at that time and that is why the employees went on strike again. In total, some 40,000 people work at this particular factory.

 

Nike and Adidas have told Bloomberg that they are monitoring the situation and have indicated that the supply chain has not really been troubled so far.

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