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Wal-Mart workers launch strikes across China

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>> Walmart workers unite. That's the message from the super store's employees in China. The Financial Times reporting they've launched a string of strikes in stores across the country. A rare show of of coordinated labor unrest in a country tightly controlled by the Communist Party. Workers are reportedly angry with the new scheduling system that allows managers to make them work an unlimited number of hours a day with no overtime.
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Walmart says, the new rules allow employees to put in additional shifts if they want them and that most of the work force has been supportive of the change. But thousands of workers are now calling for the system to be scrapped, they've been getting organized on social media. Their WeChat messaging group now has around 20,000 members, a 5th of Walmart's workforce in China.
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They've also reached out to Walmart workers in the US, a show of support for their struggle for a $15 minimum wage. The China group says, they're digging in until Walmart gives them a quote, satisfactory response.