Chinese workers take action against underpayment

Hundreds of workers at the FAW-Volkswagen factory situated in the northeast city of Changchun have continued to take action over the last few weeks. Their demands are against the practice of agency labour hire which allows non-permanent workers to be paid as little as 50% as permanent workers for the same job. Industrial action among Chinese workers has steadily increased over the last few years, with unrest spreading from the manufacturing-industrial sector to the retail and service sector as well. A recently released documentary gives an insight to the issues that labour activists in China face.