Strike ends at Toyota's China-based parts supplier
TOKYO — A strike at one of Toyota's China-based parts suppliers has ended, allowing production to resume at its nearby auto plant today after a one-day stop, the Japanese automaker said.
The strike is among several that have plagued Toyota and Japanese rival Honda Motor Co. in China, which has been shaken by unrest among migrant workers who are becoming increasingly vocal in their demands for a piece of China's growing prosperity.
Workers at a plastic parts factory of Toyota Motor Corp. affiliate Toyoda Gosei Co. went on strike Thursday, forcing the plant's production line to shut down. But that ended Saturday, and production was set to resume on Sunday.
The Kyodo news agency, citing officials in China, reported that workers at Toyoda Gosei agreed to an earlier management proposal for a 20 percent wage raise from the previous year, although they had sought a bigger pay increase.