Electronics workers on strike in Shenzhen, China

Since the middle of this week, more than 1,000 workers at the IBM ISTC factory in Shenzhen, Southern China, have been on strike. The workers are protesting against the proposed severance pay that they are being offered as the factory has been sold to another global electronics firm, Lenovo. This issue is only one of many that the workers have against management in terms of work conditions and health and safety. This strike is another example of an emerging new combativeness among the Chinese working class.