In Brief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 November, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 November, 2008, 12:00am

Property agents win back-pay after making jump threat

Seven property agents climbed onto the roof of a 25-storey building in Zhengzhou , Henan province , and threatened to jump if their employer did not hand over back-pay, reports. The group included six female university graduates who joined the property developer as sales agents in March and June without signing a labour contract. One of women said the company promised to pay commissions on flats it sold on top of a fixed basic monthly salary, but the commission was halved without warning. The women decided to quit on Monday, but the employer refused to pay them their salaries. The standoff lasted two hours and ended when the developer paid the women as police officers looked on. Kelly Chan