Chinese Migrant Worker Has Little To Celebrate On Labour Day – People’s Daily

From People’s Daily:

Premier demanded that overdue wages be paid to .

China’s leaders today know they must solve a string of work place problems. The country’s is also reviewing the third draft of a new labor . The law will require employers to provide written contracts, promote more active trade unions andrequire employers, such as real estate developers, to deposit money to cover before they start construction.

are also seeing the need to promote more equality for the masses of imported . Urban centers continue to strugglewith the implications of providing millions of migrant workers with permanent residency status, which would entitle them to costly .

While that debate has yet to be resolved in , city leaders provided a perk during the holiday for migrant workers.

From May 1 to May 3 the government set up a bank of some 40 fix-lined telephones near a park where migrant workers often picnic. Under a banner “Hearts connected with migrant workers”, the city provided free long-distance calls.

It was a small gesture that at least indicated awareness of a much larger problem. [Full Text]

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