China - Dismissal of Strikers is not deemed an Unfair Labour Practice in China (2013)

On 28 December 2011, all the workers from Shihe Wood (Shanghai) staged a three-day strike to demand that management negotiate a settlement plan for the layoffs. The management put up a warning on 29 and 30 December requesting that workers return to work and subsequently fired 400 workers. Some of them took the company to court for illegal dismissal demanding compensation. Yuan, one of the plaintiffs, lost the case in the Court of First Instance and then in the intermediate court on 24 August 2012. Yuan was condemned for having broken company rules prohibiting absenteeism for three days, as well as participating in an illegal strike and inciting others to strike.

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