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Toshiba Workers Strike in Dalian, Liaoning

18:39 Jul 27 2005 Dalian, Ganjingzi District, Dalian City, Liaoning, People's Republic of China

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From Boxun:

大连日资企业罢工风潮,最早由东芝大连有限公司五六百名员工于2005年7月27日发起。

11月9日,东芝公司一名员工告诉记者,罢工起因是大连劳动监察部门发现该公司有员工每月加班超过36个小时的现象,于是给东芝公司下达了“整改通知”。但东芝公司为了不降低产能,提高了生产线的速度,将每一个工作流程由20秒压缩为14秒。

“这下子,劳动时间缩短了,劳动强度却增加了。”该员工抱怨,原先需要加班才能干完的活,现在压缩在正常工作时间内,他们无法按时完成,而且“取消”加班后,员工薪水降低。一些生产线很快出现产品积压情况,日方课长对此表示不满。于是,有员工表示,他们将以罢工抗议。

7月27日,东芝公司一个生产马达的流水线停工,该车间五六百人罢工,他们提出涨工资。闻讯赶来的日本管理人员宣称,将解雇参与者重新招人。双方形成对峙。三小时后,全厂停工。

罢工惊动当地政府,大连市开发区管委会与总工会开始介入协调双方被激化的矛盾。最后,日方做出妥协,同意每月增加150元,厂庆时每位员工奖励1000元,工人复工。

大连市开发区管委会与总工会完成协调任务后,离开东芝公司。

但东芝员工罢工加薪的成功先例,给了大连市开发区其他企业启发。开发区共有外资企业1856家,其中日资企业529家,这些企业厂房、宿舍相连,各企业员工之间经常互通“薪情”。东芝之后,陆续有小型日资企业罢工要求加薪的消息。

From CLB:

On July 27, 2005, more than 500 workers from the Toshiba Dalian Company, located in the development zone in the city of Dalian, went on strike as the management increased the production line speed while paying low wages. The strike spread to other Japanese-invested enterprises in the Dalian development zone Eventually it involved some 30,000 workers at over a dozen enterprises, including Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Nissan Electric, Shin
Nippon Koki (SNK) and Asahi Textiles.
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