Workers Fights for Their Rights as Power Cords Giant Turns Factory into Real Estates Project
In line with the development plan of the Chinese Government, the Taiwanese owned Linetek Electronic, a leading manufacturer of electric power cords in the world, decided to relocate one of its four major subsidiary factories, the Everfull Electronics, from Shenzhen to Huizhou.
Construction of the Shenzhen Metro Line 4 is next to the Everfull Longhua Factory
Nearly 1,000 workers in the factory, many of them are dispatched workers, have yet to receive any formal explanation regarding the relocation of factories from the management, nor have they been notified of their rights and interests. Thus, nearly 1,000 workers went on strike on 25 and 26 November 2017, demanding the company to present written statements and initiate collective bargaining with regard to the placements of the affected workers (including all dispatched workers).
Everfull is a subsidiary of the Linetek Electronic
According to Taiwanese media reports, Linetek Electronic has partnered with Megaworld, a real estate development enterprise, to jointly develop old factories into real estate projects in Shenzhen three years ago. The old factory area in Shenzhen is located in the center of the Megaworld’s development zone, which is also the future exit of the Shenzhen Metro Line 4 Hangqian Station. However, instead of compensating and relocating the workers in a responsible manner, Linetek Electronics continues to disregard the workers’ demands, which led to an inevitable strike.