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Tuesday, 8th June 2010
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Honda hit by more China strikes

Japanese car firm Honda is suffering further strikes at its plants in China, as staff continue to show their discontent with working conditions and pay.

Yesterday (June 7th) workers at the Foshan Fengfu Autoparts companu staged a walkout during the first shift of the day. The factory is in the southern part of the province of Guangdong and makes mufflers and parts for exhausts on Honda cars.

These parts are then used by the Guangqi Honda Automobile and Dongfeng Honda Automobile factories.

Speaking about the strike, a Honda spokesperson in Beijing said it may "have some impact".

Other strikes have recently taken place in Honda's Chinese plants over pay, with production of cars heavily impacted by action held last week. This strike came to an end after Honda offered workers a pay rise of 24 per cent.

During this action, almost 2,000 employees went on strike and Honda production effectively ground to a halt.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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