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工厂龙门阵:内地工人专刊,前言

工厂龙门阵(内地工人,10月2015):本期主要关注内地,即中西部,但也包括相对落后、但近几年制造业发展加快的北方沿海省份。这些省份的工人,大多是当地人。其中一些工人有在外地、沿海工业区打工的经历,因为各种原因而返乡。 Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Preface to the Inland Workers issue

In this issue, we mainly look closely at inland provinces, i.e. [China’s] Midwest, but also to China’s relatively backward Northern coastal provinces where in the past few years the manufacturing industry has been developing at an increased pace. The majority of the workers in these provinces are locals, and among them are some workers with work experience in other regions, such as coastal industrial areas, who have returned to their hometowns for a range of reasons. Continue reading

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工厂龙门阵:深圳两厂打工记

工厂龙门阵 (第 6期 ,2012年11月):我是四川人,家境不好,父亲长年生病。毕业以后来深圳,我进了一个台资电子厂,是在厂门直招的。它的产品全部出口,当时有两千多人,后来发展到三四千人,再后来搬迁到惠州,有1万多人了。这个厂自己买的地皮,光是我们做操的操场,都像体育场一样大。进厂后没几天,我被调到品质部门,工资每隔三四个月会涨一点。 Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Notes on the work in two factories in Shenzhen

This worker’s story by Guishugan Zai Na was published in Factory Stories #6 (November 2012): I am from Sichuan. My family situation was not good because my father was ill all the time. After finishing school, I came to Shenzhen and started working for a Taiwanese electronics factory. I was hired just outside the factory gate. All the products were for export. Continue reading

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工厂龙门阵:跟钱相关的几件“大事”

工厂龙门阵 (第 6期 ,2012年11月):说是大事,不过是因为它跟钱相关罢了。在外打工,挣钱是第一大事,所以,跟钱相关的事儿都是大事。 Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Some ‘big issues’ related to money

This worker’s story by Wan Jie was published in Factory Stories, #6 (November 2012): Continue reading

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工厂龙门阵:加班费

工厂龙门阵 (第 8期 ,2014年11月):仓库的管理大有起色,借此找老板要求给仓管员加薪。谈来谈去,老板直皱眉头。最后谈到涨 50 块钱津贴,老板说:“其他部门也要平衡啊,不能只涨一个部门的。我再考虑考虑,你们可以先用加班费来填嘛。” Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Overtime pay

This worker’s story by Lai Lai was published in Factory Stories, Factory Management (November 2014): “Because the warehouse has been running a lot better, the warehouse clerks in charge went to the boss to demand a pay rise. When they raised the matter, the boss frowned.” Continue reading

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工厂龙门阵:加班风波

工厂龙门阵 (第 8期 ,2014年11月):今年初三就开始上班了,而且处长开会的时候郑重其事地说今年产能要翻番,看来今年生意应该比较好,大家加班也比较多才对。谁知道过了五月,反而越来越淡了,招工也少了,从每天招工到一周招两次,而且主要是女工。 Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Overtime trouble

This worker’s story by Lin Yi was published in Factory Stories, Factory Management (November 2014): “I returned to work three days after Lunar New Year, and at the meeting our department chief solemnly announced that production capacity would double this year, and since it looks like business will be better everybody will have to do more overtime.” Continue reading

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