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Strike Continued: Surveillance camera destroyed by TOTO factory in Shanghai

Staff Reporter

The 6th later of this month, the employee enters the strike massive around the salary in the East China factory sanitary ware majors in [Shanghai = Suzuki, Takahiro] China Shanghai Songjiang District “TOTO” (Corporate Headquarters Kitakyushu City) , the 8th it is operating is kept stopped also.

According to the public relations department, such as TOTO, we propose a system such as salary review to union from the company on the 6th . It was a commotion that employees dissatisfied began to fuss, to obtain the resignation of (President) General Manager of the Japanese subsidiary, to destroy a surveillance camera in the factory.

After seven days, uproar subsided, but the strike is continuing. The public relations department has said “have been described in . Unions incorrect information spreads, misunderstanding had occurred.”

About the TOTO:

The company is established in 1917 by Kazuchika Okura under the name of TOYO TOKI CO.,Ltd.,Which is later renamed to TOTO. Five Years previously ,In 1912. Okura had set up a laboratory to develop the kind of sanitary ceramics that had become common in Europe and America.(Ironically, considering how sophisticated Japan’s bathroom culture is today.wooden toilet bowls were still prevalent and there was no sewage system.)With its first sales, Okura’s company begins challenging accepted notions of cleanliness. something that TOTO continues do today.