Wage pressure on local governments
Guangzhou workers increase pressure on government over wages
Source: China Labor Bulletin
Date: 19 June 2012
The strikes have been multiplying in Guanzhou factories with two strikes in four days and thousands of Guangzhou factory workers demanding higher wages (as it happened at the Citizen factory in Guanzhou where 3,000 employees went on strike). The workers demand the Guanzhou government to increase its statutory minimum, as it was done earlier in the year in Shenzhen (where the minimum wage was raised to 1,500 yuan per month).