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Strike hits Japan auto parts maker's China plant

A Japanese auto parts maker says around 300 workers at its Chinese plant have gone on strike to demand higher wages, the latest in a string of labor disputes to hit foreign companies in China.

world Updated: Jul 21, 2010 15:47 IST

A Japanese auto parts maker says around 300 workers at its Chinese plant have gone on strike to demand higher wages, the latest in a string of labor disputes to hit foreign companies in China.

Omron Corp. said the strike began on Wednesday, forcing the company's factory in Guangzhou, southern China, to halt some production.

The Chinese plant, which makes auto parts including window switches, employs 800 workers.

Omron spokesman Tsuyoshi Numata said the striking workers are demanding the Japanese company raise their monthly salaries by 500 yuan ($74).

Numata declined to reveal their current salaries. The management of Omron, based in Kyoto, western Japan, is holding talks with the workers, said Numata without elaborating further.