Western do-gooders piss off Chinese workers

Westerners love to talk about democracy and workers' rights, but when workers get in the way of a sweat shop narrative, it's better to ignore them and just focus on making the do-gooders feel good.

Apple supplier Foxconn cuts working hours, workers ask why
We are here to work and not to play, so our income is very important," said Chen Yamei, 25, a Foxconn worker from Hunan who said she had worked at the factory for four years.

"We have just been told that we can only work a maximum of 36 hours a month of overtime. I tell you, a lot of us are unhappy with this. We think that 60 hours of overtime a month would be reasonable and that 36 hours would be too little," she added. Chen said she now earned a bit over 4,000 yuan a month.
Behind the scenes of all the attacks on Chinese working conditions are the unions, looking to increase their relative competitiveness.

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