China’s “factory girls” growing up and going on strike, but that female factory workers still make on average about 75% of what their male counterparts earn.
“‘Recently, things have started to change. Female workers in China’s factories have become more willing to step up for their own rights, and those of others. They are representing other workers, giving motivational speeches and negotiating with bosses,’ said Peng Jiayong, a labor activist who helped organize the Xinsheng factory strike. ‘Female workers are quite good at socializing and initiating people,’ he said.”
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