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Strikes in China signal end to era of low-cost labour and cheap exports

The Chinese Communist party called on employers to raise salaries and improve training for workers today, as Toyota became the latest foreign firm to be hit by a wave of high-profile strikes. The People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling … Continue reading

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Nurses union will abide by judge’s no-strike order

Leaders of the state’s powerful nurses union said Wednesday that their members will respect a judge’s order that bars them from striking at University of California hospitals. At the same time, the union plans to rally Thursday at the hospitals … Continue reading

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Russia Riot Police Deployed in Coal Town as Blasts Spark Unrest

May 17 (Bloomberg) — About 200 Russian riot police were deployed in a Siberian coal town to quell protests over pay and working conditions sparked by one of the deadliest mine accidents since the collapse of the Soviet Union. A … Continue reading

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One killed in China steel riot

Thousands of Chinese steel workers rioted at news of a takeover deal, beating one manager to death, a Hong Kong human rights group has said. About 100 people were hurt in violence in the north-eastern city of Tonghua after workers … Continue reading

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Police Enter Ssangyong Factory Occupied by Fired Auto Workers

Police stand guard under mobile shelters at Ssangyong’s factory in South Korea Monday. Fired workers at the plant had launched nuts and bolts in a protest.

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Russia May See More Labor Unrest as Slump Worsens, Study Shows

July 6 (Bloomberg) — Russia may face outbreaks of labor unrest last seen in the 1990s as manufacturing slumps at a record pace and companies struggle to pay employees, according to a study by Moscow’s Higher School of Economics.

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