Chinese workers left fearing for their health

A two week strike by hundreds of workers at the Zama manufacturing plant demanding health guarantees and compensation was broken up by riot police earlier this month. Zama Precision Industry in Shenzen province in southern China is a subsidiary of the global giant Stihl that had decided to relocate its factory. This had left its 2,000 strong workforce fearing for their jobs and health as many of them were suffering long term symptoms from working with dangerous chemicals but having no access to safety equipment, masks or gloves. Unfortunately the situation for Zama workers is not unique as health and safety is not a priority for many companies in China.