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Dr. Wan Conducts Workshop on Employment Disputes and Industrial Unrest

02 December 2010
Singapore: The string of suicides at Foxconn's Shenzhen factory and the strikes at Honda's Nanhai and Zhongshan plants in Guangdong that happened earlier this year have thrown the issue of low employee wages into the media spotlight. Under the backdrop of sharp increases in collective labor disputes this year, many cities in succession have enacted new regulations on collective wage negotiations. These incidents involving requests for wage increases and strikes highlight the tendency of employment issues to unexpectedly bring about an adverse domino effect which can rapidly spread to various employers and sectors.

During a half-day workshop organised by the Singapore Business Federation, TransAsia Senior Partner and leader of its employment law practice, Dr. Isabelle Wan, focused on the recent rise of labor disputes in China (including collective labor actions), crisis management and strategies that can be utilized by employers to reduce the risk of labor disputes.