Nike has said a strike involving as many as 5,000 workers at one of its Chinese suppliers has had “no impact” on production of the brand's footwear, but the sporting goods giant will continue to monitor the situation. 

The strike, which started at Yue Yuen's factory in the south of the country last Tuesday (17 March), is understood to centre around a proposed reorganisation of production processes due to the current economic climate.

But when contacted by just-style, a spokesperson for Nike said: “We are aware of the situation and will continue to monitor. There has been no impact to Nike production and operations at the Yue Yuen contract facility producing for Nike continue.”

Last week, Adidas, which Yue Yuen also supplies footwear to, said it does not source from the factory in question, adding that the Y6 facility in Dongguan, which does manufacture its products, is "fully operational".

The protest comes less than a year after the Taiwanese-owned company saw thousands of its workers in Gaobu, Guangdong go on strike. The unrest began with demands for back-pay for past unpaid social insurance, but escalated to include a 30% pay rise.

After agreeing to provide workers at the Gaobu plant with an additional living allowance of CNY230 (US$36.79) per month, along with an adjusted social security payment plan and post-payment contributions, Yue Yuen estimated the industrial action had cost the company around $27m.

In November last year, Yue Yuen recorded a 37% cut in net profit for the first nine months of 2014, thanks to one-off charges of $110.4m.