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  1. Foxconn and Honda examples of a new philosophy on wages

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... 'Honda offers a 24 per cent increase to plant workers after a 10-day strike'. Well, I'm not so sure about that. 'Government grants labour new bargaining power' is perhaps a more correct headline. Plough through the coverage by Xinhua and other state media on the Foxconn and Honda incidents and you will see what I mean. It is overwhelming, not just in the volume, ...

  2. Honda's mainland sales and output plunge amid strikes

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Honda Motor's production and sales on the mainland suffered double-digit declines of as much as 37 per cent last month following the first in a wave of wildcat strikes that have rocked Japanese manufacturers in the world's largest car market. The plunging sales and production figures for Honda are the first material indications of the severity of the impact ...

  3. Guangqi Honda to invest 930m yuan to lift capacity

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Guangqi Honda Automobile said yesterday it planned to spend 930 million yuan (HK$1.06 billion) to boost production capacity by a third by the end of next year in order to ease ... has not expanded its factories in three years despite soaring demand, and current facilities are running at or above full capacity. Last year, Guangqi Honda made 365,997 cars- mainly Honda ...

  4. Honda Lock staff to stay on strike after rejecting pay offer

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Zhongshan Workers from Honda Lock (Guangdong) yesterday rejected another pay rise offer and vowed to continue the strike that started on Wednesday. They also disputed a Honda ... yesterday. The Honda Lock factory, which employs about 1,500 people, supplies key sets, door locks and other parts to Honda Motor. Yesterday afternoon, workers said they had received phone calls from ...

  5. Strike forces Honda to halt China factories

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough A 10-day-old strike at a key Honda component factory outside Guangzhou has forced Japan's No2 carmaker to suspend production in China, the world's largest and fastest-growing car market. Work at Honda's four car plants on the mainland- with capacity to churn out 1,800 vehicles per day- ground to a halt this week after assembly line workers at its ...

  6. Strikers see red over Honda pay offer 'insult'

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Zhongshan Tensions at the Honda Lock factory in Zhongshan, Guangdong, rose yesterday morning when striking workers were involved in a stand-off with riot police after ... their strike, were shocked by the management's 'take it or leave it' approach. A Xinhua report on Thursday night claimed that the dispute had been settled. Workers at the Honda Lock ...

  7. Honda gives Jazz cars in HK the all-clear

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Honda says its Jazz model in Hong Kong is free from a window defect that may allow rain to seep in, and which led to a recall of 646,000 vehicles worldwide last week. The 10,000 Jazz cars sold in Hong Kong were made in Japan but on different production lines to the recalled vehicles. ...

  8. Honda looking to recruit as strike drags on

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Tensions between a Honda supplier in Guangdong and its nearly 1,500 workers are rising rapidly as management has spread word it is seeking to recruit amid stagnant talks after five days of halted production. Workers at Honda Lock in Zhongshan plan a mass rally today, saying the plant has been dragging its feet in solving the labour dispute. 'The rally ...

  9. Honda pressures interns not to join strike at factory

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Foshan and Ivan Zhai A key Honda component factory in Foshan paralysed by strikes for almost two weeks is putting pressure on its school interns, who make up more than half ... the Sunday Morning Post. The letter, which was distributed on Thursday, asks the interns to promise they will stay at Honda Auto Parts and not to get involved in any strike or they will be punished ...

  10. Honda strike marks a critical turning point

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or the workshop- tomorrow we go sit at Honda's main entrance and wait for reporters.' It was May 17, and that morning a group of workers in the installation division at a Honda-owned component ... a week the workers- nearly 1,900 of them, many in their teens and early 20s- had forced assembly lines across Honda's four mainland factories to a standstill in the biggest and most ...




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