Beijing News reports a weird measure taken in a company in southern China. According to aujourdhuilachine.com, a company that makes loudspeakers has demanded that its employees keep quiet during work hours — otherwise they’ll be asked to wear a protection mask for 3 days! The company explained the decision (taken in May) that they want to preserve the production’s quality standards:
“If our employees talk, they are bound to splutter and it will do harm to the equipment parts.”
An anonymous employee reported the tightening up of controls in the workshops. The newspapers asked lawyers about the matter and they say that this “silence rule” goes against the Chinese laws protecting the workers’ rights and that this company’s employees could file a complaint. Let’s see if they do.