China: Yue Yuen's workers launched strikes amidst rumours of "restructuring"

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30 March 2015

Workers at Yue Yuen ready for another historic strike

Author: Echo Hui and Heather Timmons, Quartz

"Workers at China’s largest athletic shoe maker are poised for another historic strike", 30th March 2015

...thousands of workers at...Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, went on strike again this month, protesting slashed salaries and unpaid benefits...Protest organizers told Quartz they went back to work late last week, but have set a deadline of tomorrow (March 31) for the company to respond, or they will escalate their protests...[Yue Yuen] is one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers, and churns out more than 300 million pairs of sports shoes a year, an estimated one-fifth of the world’s sports and casual-wear shoes. Clients include Nike, Adidas, Timberland, Puma and Converse...“None of the facilities manufacturing product for the Adidas Group has been involved in the recent strikes,” an Adidas spokeswoman told Quartz. Nike did not immediately respond to questions...

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19 March 2015

2,000 Workers at Nike Shoemaker's factory on strike

Author: Liza Lin, Bloomberg

"Nike Shoemaker Yue Yuen Output Disrupted as 2,000 Workers Strike", 19th March 2015

Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd., which makes shoes for Adidas AG and Nike Inc., said production at one of its factories in South China was disrupted as workers upset with organizational changes went on strike...Yue Yuen is working with labor unions and government officials to resolve the issue...Chinese workers, previously viewed by manufacturers as an inexpensive and mostly compliant labor force, have gained increasing awareness of their rights and bargaining power in recent years...The strike cost the company $27 million in direct costs, including lost profits and additional air freight costs...

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Author: 肖曼, 世界之声

"东莞台资裕元鞋厂数千工人担心裁员罢工两天", 2015年3月19日

...台资制鞋企业裕元工业(Yue Yuen Industrial)工人在3月17和18日发起罢工。...裕元公司号称是全球最大品牌鞋类生产商,为耐克(Nike)和阿迪达斯(Adidas)等品牌代工。...该厂管理层此前宣布要合并两块生产业务的“人事调整”计划。职工担心合拼生产线而遭裁员,所以举行罢工行动。...裕元公司表示,两家工厂的合并将只影响文秘和后勤人员,不会影响组装线上的工人。...最近东莞出台新政策,对工人能够提取住房公积金的情况作出了限制,此举上周在当地另一家工厂引发罢工。...[劳工律师庞坤]表示:“随着制造业逐渐转型,有很多影响工人社保和其他福利的问题日积月累,像这样的罢工还会发生。”

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Author: 肖曼, 世界之聲

"東莞台資裕元鞋廠數千工人擔心裁員罷工兩天", 2015年3月19日

...台資製鞋企業裕元工業(Yue Yuen Industrial)工人在3月17和18日發起罷工。 ...裕元公司號稱是全球最大品牌鞋類生產商,為耐克(Nike)和阿迪達斯(Adidas)等品牌代工。 ...該廠管理層此前宣布要合併兩塊生產業務的“人事調整”計劃。職工擔心合拼生產線而遭裁員,所以舉行罷工行動。 ...裕元公司表示,兩家工廠的合併將只影響文秘和後勤人員,不會影響組裝線上的工人。 ...最近東莞出台新政策,對工人能夠提取住房公積金的情況作出了限制,此舉上週在當地另一家工廠引發罷工。 ...[勞工律師龐坤]表示:“隨著製造業逐漸轉型,有很多影響工人社保和其他福利的問題日積月累,像這樣的罷工還會發生。”

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Author: 肖曼, 世界之聲

"東莞台資裕元鞋廠數千工人擔心裁員罷工兩天", 2015年3月19日

...台資製鞋企業裕元工業(Yue Yuen Industrial)工人在3月17和18日發起罷工。 ...裕元公司號稱是全球最大品牌鞋類生產商,為耐克(Nike)和阿迪達斯(Adidas)等品牌代工。 ...該廠管理層此前宣布要合併兩塊生產業務的“人事調整”計劃。職工擔心合拼生產線而遭裁員,所以舉行罷工行動。 ...裕元公司表示,兩家工廠的合併將只影響文秘和後勤人員,不會影響組裝線上的工人。 ...最近東莞出台新政策,對工人能夠提取住房公積金的情況作出了限制,此舉上週在當地另一家工廠引發罷工。 ...[勞工律師龐坤]表示:“隨著製造業逐漸轉型,有很多影響工人社保和其他福利的問題日積月累,像這樣的罷工還會發生。”

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18 March 2015

Yue Yuen China's factory hit by strike

Author: Donny Kwok, Reuters

"China sports shoe maker Yue Yuen hit by factory strike", 18th March 2015

China's Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd, the world's largest sports shoe maker, said on Wednesday thousands of workers at a factory in the south of the country have gone on strike following changes to production processes...workers representing about 2-3 percent of Yue Yuen's staff in China, had no impact on Yue Yuen's production schedule so far...China Labor Watch said the workers were demanding an immediate payout of their housing fund following a move to merge two plants...A Nike official in Hong Kong said she was not aware of the strike. Adidas did not immediately respond to a request for comment...Yue Yuen said the reorganisation of its production process was being driven by the economic environment and it was trying to offer more options to cost-sensitive customers...

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