More than 10 of thousands of shoe factory workers producing products for global brands such as Nike and Adidas joined the strike in southern China. Participants in the strike demand better working conditions and higher wages.
According to the BBC, the action began after employees of one of the enterprises in Guangdong Province found out that they were officially registered as temporary employees. This means that workers will be left without a promised pension.
The factory is owned by Taiwanese corporation Pou Chen and produces shoes for a dozen well-known global companies.