lglogo Chinese LG Display staff strike over alleged pay racism

Staff at an LG Display factory in China have gone on strike over a dispute relating to alleged racism in the payment of end of year bonuses.

Staff at an LG Display factory in China have gone on strike over a dispute relating to alleged racism in the payment of end of year bonuses.

 
Reports suggest that upwards of 8,000 Chinese workers have joined the strike at the Nanjing facility, accusing the South Korean electronics company of paying higher bonuses to Korean staff compared to local Chinese employees.
 
lgstrike Chinese LG Display staff strike over alleged pay racism
 
"We and the Nanjing city government are jointly negotiating with workers to smoothly reach an agreement and we expect the problems to be resolved soon," said LG spokesperson Claire Ohm, according to Reuters. "Some of our production has been suspended."
 
This the latest worker dispute in China, where the rising cost of living has prompted numerous protests and demands for higher pay. Universally low salaries is one thing, but alleged favouritism towards certain nationalities will unlikely go over well with staff or customers.
 
Source: BBC
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