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Strike stalls Honda's China plants

Strike stalls Honda's China plants

Honda's three auto assembly plants in China have ground to a halt after workers at a parts-maker went on strike demanding better wages, the Japanese automaker said Thursday.
The strike come after Honda Motor Co.'s announcement earlier this week of an aggressive plan to boost production in China, raising annual production capacity at Guangqi Honda Automobile Co. from 360,000 units to 480,000 vehicles.
Talks were under way at the Honda parts-maker, but it was still unclear when production of transmissions and engine parts at the plant can resume, Tokyo-based Honda said.
Also halted besides Guangqi Honda are two other Honda plants, Dongfeng Honda and Honda Automobile China.
The strike at the parts-maker began last week, and has continued off and on into this week, Honda said, while declining to disclose details of the wages or the negotiations.
Japanese automakers have their eyes on emerging markets like China to maintain growth as the Japanese market has grown saturated.


Updated : 2021-06-23 10:56 GMT+08:00