Broader demands are expected to be experienced by the companies across China's manufacturing belt as some workers have gone on strike and now wish to acquire a larger piece of the emerging economic wealth.
During a strike of the workers of a Honda Motor parts supplier in China, about 100 workers wearing white overalls and blue caps were seen at the factory grounds of the Honda Lock plant, a supplier of locks to Honda's car-making operations in China.
As many as 1,500 workers walked off the job on Wednesday. The standoff was fairly calm, a marked contrast to last week when hundreds waited outside the gates and riot police had to force them to leave.
This strike is the latest in a series to affect factories around southern China's Pearl River Delta and a few other regions by workers hoping to get a greater piece of China's growing economic pie.
Liu Kaiming, executive director of the Institute of Contemporary Observation, said that the strikes are reminiscent of a pattern of recent years that took a pause at the height of the global financial crisis.
This privately funded group in Shenzhen that must focus on labor issues. Liu said that a growing number of strikes have been evident in previous years, especially in 2007 and 2008, when the new labor contract law was revealed.
A gap was observed in 2009, but it's only now that the trend resume is observed. He added that the Honda strike is an extension of that. A new generation of migrant workers is more willing to talk about their complaints, which include low tolerance of long hours and tough conditions.