Slideshow: New Year and New Unpaid Migrant Workers

On Feb 5, 2008, nine migrant construction workers, holding up signs that read “repay my blood and sweat,” (还我血汗钱) blocked the main road near Dabeiyao Bridge and Jianwai Soho in Beijing, causing serious traffic jams.

The protesters said their company, located in Beijing’s tony Jianwai SOHO complex, promised to pay their wages immediately after they finished the work, so they worked overtime in Beijing instead of going home for the Spring Festival. After the work was completed, however, the company refused to pay, saying that the money had been handed over to a middleman. The workers said they had no other choice but to take their complaints to the street.

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