Re: labor unrest

From Martin Hart-Landsberg <>
Date Mon, 01 Nov 2004 08:52:16 -0800

I wanted to ask about people's impressions concerning the growing labor 
unrest in China.   Over the last two years it seemed to me that most of 
the labor actions involved laid off or retired workers who were 
demonstrating for pensions or health care or against the process that 
led to their lay offs/retirements.  There was little actual strike 
action resulting in production shutdowns.  But this year it seems to me 
that there are growing numbers of actual strikes, especially in 
textiles and electronics.  Is this an accurate impression and if so how 
significant is this change?

Thanks in advance,
Marty Hart-Landsberg