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S China footwear factory resumes production

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-04-29 10:37

GUANGZHOU - Production at a footwear factory in south China's Guangdong province has resumed after a strike over social benefits, according to a statement from the factory on Monday.

The Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd, a Dongguan-based footwear maker for major brands like Nike, Adidas and Timberland, has reached agreement with workers, the statement said.

On Monday, more than 99 percent of 45,000 workers had returned work.

The factory has agreed to catch up on all social benefits and pay an extra of 230 yuan ($37) in living allowance monthly for each worker from May 1.

Protests started on April 5, when 600 workers from the plant took to the streets blocking roads and demanding that their social insurance and housing funds be fully paid.

After failed negotiations with the management, more workers joined the strike on April 14.

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