1,000 strike at Apple, IBM supplier in China

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According to a human rights group called China Labor Watch (CLW), a thousand workers at a Jingyuan Computer Group plant in Shenzhen that makes hardware (including keyboards, hard drives, and displays) for companies like Apple and IBM held a day-long strike this week, protesting working conditions. In addition to high injury rates and frequent layoffs for older workers, CLW charges that staff "commonly worked anywhere from 100 to 200 hours of overtime a month." According to The Register, "authorities dispatched several hundred police including riot officers to disperse the workers as they moved off-site and blocked a national highway." As a result of the strike, the company has agreed to cut the amount of mandatory overtime hours and allow workers to come in to the plant on Saturday (when, under Chinese law, the factory would have to pay double wages).

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