Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Race debate overshadows Springbocks' preparation for World Cup

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Photo of Syrian boy continues to cause furor

Read more

THE DEBATE

China's Might on Parade: Old foes wary of show of strength (part 2)

Read more

THE DEBATE

China's Might on Parade: Old foes wary of show of strength (part 1)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Congolese warlord's trial opens in the Hague

Read more

FOCUS

Guatemala's presidential elections mired by corruption scandals and political turmoil

Read more

ENCORE!

David Lagercrantz on taking over Stieg Larsson's Millennium series

Read more

EUROPE NOW

Looking for a European identity (part 2)

Read more

EUROPE NOW

Looking for a European identity (part 1)

Read more

Business

Toyota warns of halt in production due to Chinese labour strike

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-06-17

Japan's Toyota Motor says it may be forced to halt production at a major plant in Tianjin, China on Thursday due to a labour strike and a resulting shortage of parts. Rival carmaker Honda has also been hit by a series of recent strikes in China.

AFP - Japan's Toyota Motor has told affiliates that it may have to halt production at a major assembly plant in China on Thursday due to a strike at a parts supplier, a report said.
   
The world's biggest automaker has said that its assembly plant in Tianjin may be forced to idle production lines due to a shortage of parts as a result of the strike action, the Asahi Shimbun said, quoting an unnamed Toyota source.
   
The supplier, which is in the same region as the Toyota plant and produces door parts for Toyota's small cars, reportedly stopped operations Tuesday, the newspaper said without naming the factory, adding that details were unknown.
   
A Toyota spokesman declined to confirm or deny the report when contacted by AFP and said the company was still investigating the situation.
   
Toyota's rival Honda has been hit by a series of strikes in China, part of a wave of labour unrest that has highlighted complaints about low pay and long hours for millions of migrant workers.

 

Date created : 2010-06-17

  • AUTO INDUSTRY

    Car production restarts in striking factories, says Honda

    Read more

  • AUTO INDUSTRY

    Chinese Honda plants remain shut in rare walkout

    Read more

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Suicide-hit Foxconn grants workers second pay rise

    Read more

COMMENT(S)