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  1. Government information kits don't get to maids: advocates

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A government information kit that provides details of support services for foreign domestic workers is not reaching the workers, according to migrants' rights ... effective in helping foreign domestic helpers to access health services, a growing problem among the 220,000 mostly women workers. 'In a lot of cases the migrant workers do not receive a copy ...

  2. Four held over attack on migrant workers

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Police in Dongyuan county, Guangdong, have detained four suspects, including a security guard, in connection with the brutal attack on dozens of migrant workers striking over ... for a Dongyuan county hydroelectric power station, said Qiu Xiaowei, a spokesman for a Fuyuan Energy subcontractor. The ferocious attack has once again underscored the plight of migrant workers ...

  3. NPC wants to open its ranks to migrant workers

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Those selected should fight for benefits, says one delegate The National People's Congress wants migrant workers to become deputies, but NPC delegates are concerned over how they would be chosen. China has more than 200 million migrant workers who move between cities and the countryside to look for jobs, but they are not represented on the national ...

  4. Barriers to divorce put female migrant workers at risk

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Female migrant workers on the mainland are particularly susceptible to domestic violence because they face greater difficulties in seeking legal assistance if they want to seek ... the All-China Women's Federation, who said they had received 50,000 complaints last year- up 70 per cent over the previous year. 'Female migrant workers are restricted in accessing legal ...

  5. Migrant workers left with little to celebrate

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... celebrates its 50th independence anniversary today, it is caught in a widening diplomatic row over its treatment of Indonesian workers who make up nearly half of its 3 million migrant workers ... against Malaysia in a row that is overshadowing celebrations. 'The assault happens frequently to migrant workers' said Adele Fernandez, the senior officer overseeing migrant ...

  6. Pension plan for migrant workers

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland has drafted a plan to include its 140 million migrant workers in the nation's old-age pension scheme, according to Vice-Minister of Labour and Social Security, Zhang Xiaojian. A draft of the national old-age insurance system for migrant workers from rural areas had been completed and would soon be submitted to the State Council ...

  7. China's migrant workers deserve a fairer deal

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poor and the legal system is still failing to hear their grievances fairly. Our two-part series on the plight of migrant workers, which concludes today on page A6, reveals just how shocking ... for the correction could worsen their circumstances. In the meantime, there is no let-up in the pressure workers face. Exports last month were up by a third on those in January last year. As migrant workers ...

  8. Gang beat migrants demanding wages

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A brutal attack by hundreds of armed men on migrant workers striking over unpaid wages has left one man dead, two missing and six seriously injured in Heyuan, Guangdong. ... that the workers cannot be paid until Fuyuan pays Shenzhen Qiutian. Some 300 migrant workers from Chongqing's Kai county went on strike, saying they had been waiting four months to be paid. A witness ...

  9. Real-life drama

    Posted Sep 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A theatre production created and performed by migrant workers is winning over audiences in Beijing, writes Joey Liu They're unlikely choices for stage actors. Some have difficulty ... migrant workers- construction labourers, waitresses, domestic helpers and others- who have moved to Beijing seeking a better life. The cast of 15 will appear tomorrow in A Beautiful Dream ...

  10. Smile, you're on comrade camera

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Shenzhen migrant workers fear a hi-tech residency card that tracks their movements will erode civil rights, writes Fiona Tam Kindergarten caretaker Liao Juchang was among the first people to register last week when Shenzhen began a pilot scheme to issue migrant workers with a smart residency card. Like others without a hukou, or residency permit, he looked forward to signing up because ...




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