31 Mar '15, 7pm

China's largest sneaker factory makes 300 million pairs of shoes a year & they might strike: ht…

Last year thousands of workers at China's largest sneaker factory, who makes over 300 million pairs of sneakers a year, or an estimated 1/5 of the world's athletic shoes , had gone on strike . Now, the protests are poised to intensify unless the factory is able to meet the workers' new demands. After the initial strike at Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, who makes products for Nike, adidas, Converse, and Puma among other brands , workers striked again this month and only returned to work last week, but they're still dissatisfied. Now, they've come up with a list of demands and threatened to stop work if their terms aren't met. Demands include the addition of overtime to their "housing funds," or secondary pensions, as well as the restoration of yearly bonuses, which were once 20 percent of a worker's annual salary. Lastly, the protestors are seeking fair union representation,...

Full article: http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2015/03/sneaker-factory-s...

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