The central government wants multinational companies in Guangdong to set up labor unions by year's end, the South China Morning Post reported. Eighty percent of companies with foreign investment would be unionized, contributing to the more than 1 million new members expected to join Guangdong's official union organization this year. Some see the move as an attempt to retain control on workers in the private sector. The provincial government recently made Wal-mart and Foxconn Electronics unionize their workers. Chairman of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, Tang Weiying, said unionizing helps both workers and their foreign employers. "The purpose [of setting up unions] is to promote corporate development by protecting the basic rights of workers, who will then have greater motivation to work for their companies," he said.