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CHINA - ZAMBIA
Miners arrested in Zambia: they killed their Chinese boss over unpaid wages
The Chinese manager paid the miners below the minimum wage. In 2010, two managers fired on a demonstration of workers, wounding 11.
05/02/2007 CHINA - ZAMBIA
Public protests against Hu Jintao
The government gave the Chinese president a warm welcome and announced economic exemptions for Chinese firms. But workers and the opposition greeted Hu with protests and criticism. Beijing stands accused of exploiting miners and textile workers, taking away the country’s precious copper and opening fire on workers who protest. In Sudan, business was the only topic of discussions.
Slogans and clown masks against suicides at Foxconn
Company management try to stop the wave of suicides among employees with a "spontaneous" rally after work, urging workers to "love life". Hong Kong union: "Just treat them as human beings."
Chinese workers for McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza-Hut are underpaid
A Chinese daily paper affirms that the American Food store Giants pay their part time workers below the statutory minimum wage. Staff are forced to work 10 straight hours without breaks or rights. Following the newspaper report the government carries out an investigation, calling on the companies to collaborate, while many employees announce their intention to sue.
Outsourcing and minimum wage: the struggle for the rights of Indonesian workers
In 2014 for the first time the country will celebrate Labor Day on a national scale. Criticism of President Yudhoyono and Vice President Boediono, unable to resolve the dispute over "outsourcing" of labor by firms. Industry on a war footing for a prison sentence of a businessman behind in payment.
Child labour used in factories making Olympic merchandise
Trade union alliance slams labour practices that involve 12-year-old children working 15 hours a day for 2 yuan an hour in factories making Olympic merchandise. Working conditions are poor and pay slips are falsified. Companies deny allegations but the IOC says it will look into the matter.
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