June 25 (Reuters) - Discontent among China's estimated 150 million strong pool of migrant workers, who have helped power the country's growth, threatens to undermine the government's legitimacy and erode the nation's competitiveness as a low-cost factory hub.
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Following are recent developments -- 0500 GMT on Friday
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* Workers at a(Guangzhou Nansha) Co Ltd factory said the plant returned to full production on Friday. A final decision on whether the plant will continue to operate next week hinges on a meeting with management later on Friday. The factory, owned by Japan's Denso Corp , supplies fuel injection equipment and other parts. It had stopped shipping to customers on Monday.
Pay for most workers is 1,100-1,300 yuan ($162-$191) a month and they are demanding an increase to 1,900 yuan. Technicians are seeking a 1,000 yuan rise from their basic 3,000 yuan salary, according to oneworker.
*Motor Corp said on Friday it planned to resume production at its 360,000 units-a-year joint venture car plant in Guangzhou on Monday, expecting supply to flow again from the Denso factory. The GAC Toyota Motor factory had been suspended since June 22.
- A 1-day strike at NHK-UNI Spring (Gungzhou) Co Ltd ended late on Wednesday. The plant, 60 percent-owned by Japan's NHK Spring and 40 percent by a Taiwanese firm, makes suspension springs and stabilisers for nearby assembly plants ofMotor Co Ltd , and Motor Co .
said production at south China car plants, suspended due to the strike, restarted on Thursday. Media had reported a factory in Guangzhou halted production briefly on Wednesday because of the walkout. [ID:nTST000228]
- Toyota's Tianjin factory, held jointly with Chinese carmaker, resumed output on Monday after the strike-hit Toyota-affiliated parts maker TOYODA GOSEI CO said it reached an agreement with workers. Toyoda Gosei said workers agreed to extra allowances for working in the summer heat and for a perfect attendance record, on top of an original 20 percent wage increase.
- Honda affiliate NIHON PLAST said on Monday it settled a labour dispute with workers at its Zhongshan plant, which produces plastic parts including steering wheels. The plant resumed production late last Friday after a strike the previous day. [ID:nTOE65K01Y]
- Denmark's Carlsberg said a strike which began late last week at a brewery it part-owned in the southwestern city of Chongqing ended when workers returned to work on Friday (June 18).
- Honda saw an unusually long 3-week stoppage at its wholly owned parts factory in Foshan when 1,900 workers downed tools demanding better pay. After violent clashes and a management move to hike pay by 24 percent, most returned to work on June 4.
- Some 1,500 workers at Honda parts supplier Honda Lock, walked off the job on Wednesday (June 9), returning on June 15. (Compiled by Valerie Lee in SINGAPORE and Chang-Rarn Kim in TOKYO; Editing by Lincoln Feast)