Workers at a failed French car parts supplier are threatening to blow up their factory unless the company's two biggest clients - Renault and PSA Peugeot -Citroën - stump up extra compensation.
Employees of the engine parts maker New Fabris have rigged up gas canisters inside a factory workshop, which they say will be detonated on July 31 if the two carmakers fail to pay €30,000 (£26,000) to each of the 366 workers facing unemployment.
The deadly violence in Xinjiang has refocused attention on a toy factory brawl in southern China last month that left two Uighurs dead, highlighting the tensions stoked by mass migration.
The clash between Han Chinese and Uighur workers on June 25 at the Xuri factory in the southern province of Guangdong left 118 injured, 14 of them seriously, state media reported.
Thousands of garment workers near the Bangladeshi capital on Monday stormed a factory and torched it in a third day of violent protests over pay cuts and outstanding salary payments.
About 20,000 workers, some armed with sticks and stones, were protesting on the streets of Ashulia, 30 kilometres (19 miles) outside Dhaka, when some set fire to a factory, assistant police commissioner Nur Ahmed told AFP.
Also from the Financial Times,
Senior Democrat senators said on Wednesday they would change a provision that imposes carbon taxes on imports following warnings that the clause in the House’s cap-and-trade bill could spark a global trade war.
The House’s bill contained tough provisions to impose carbon tariffs, aimed at protecting American companies’ competitiveness against imports from countries without equivalent carbon emission controls to those in the US.
The mad dash to export US manufacturing jobs has stepped up a notch. How long before we see violence at the remaining US factories?