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  1. Survivors scrambled to safety as others perished

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of people within seconds. A migrant worker at the site, identified only as Zhao, said his mind went blank as huge steel supporting columns fell one after another amid heavy dust, the Xinmin Evening ... to the surface. He said he saw many fellow workers running and shouting in the tunnel after he had escaped. Some disappeared under falling columns, screaming as they were trapped. To rescue trapped ...

  2. ATM man to appeal against jail term

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The father of a migrant worker who was jailed for five years on Monday for pocketing 175,000 yuan (HK$194,150) from a malfunctioning ATM in Guangdong insisted yesterday that his son would file an appeal after discovering 60 per cent of netizens believed he was not guilty. Xu Cailiang told Xinhua that he expected his son, Xu Ting , 25, would appeal in a week. ...

  3. Pay fee or give wife's body to science, man told

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei A Beijing hospital has told a migrant worker to pay off 530,000 yuan, or 265 times his monthly earnings, in medical fees or donate his wife's body to medical research, after she died several weeks after giving birth, according to the Beijing Times. Waiting outside the morgue at the Peking University Third Hospital on Friday, Guo Yulong, was hoping to catch ...

  4. Japan urged to investigate migrant abuse

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a laundry, according to the Changjiang Daily newspaper. Chinese migrant workers have been a major source of labour in Japan as low birth rates and a rapidly ageing population have left many manual ... the laundry for which they worked. 'We hope the authorities in Japan will carry out an immediate investigation and safeguard the legitimate interests of Chinese workers in Japan,' Ms Jiang ...

  5. Early holiday rush expected

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... to millions of unemployed migrant workers returning home early because of factory closures amid the economic turmoil. Warning of a 'grim transport situation', railway authorities said more than 188 million people were predicted to travel by rail within a 40-day travel peak starting on January 11. Most would be migrant workers, university students and holidaymakers. ...

  6. Congress In Brief

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Migrant worker seeks access to city's low-income housing Kang Houming has been in the limelight, with reporters keen to interview the first three migrant workers elected ... - which mainly caters to city dwellers - so migrant workers could also afford it. Klaudia Lee ...

  7. Returning migrant workers put strain on home provinces

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Swarms of migrant workers driven back home by the economic downturn in eastern provinces are putting huge social and employment pressure on the governments in their hometowns. ... companies cut their payrolls or simply closed as overseas orders shrank rapidly. Waves of jobless rural migrant workers began to head home as early as October, three months before the traditional ...

  8. Migrant worker asked for his pay, got beating instead

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Migrant Workers' Report issued on Saturday and highlights the problems still faced by migrant workers on the mainland despite continuously soaring economic figures. Of 30,000 migrant workers ... About 80 per cent of migrant workers toiled more than eight hours a day, with up to 55 per cent receiving fewer than two days off a month. Heavy workloads raised their potential for accidents ...

  9. Union fixes charter to cover rights of migrant workers

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... rights of migrant workers. The five-day meeting was attended by 2,118 delegates, including, for the first time, 47 migrant workers. Those 47 represented about 210 million rural residents who quit working the land to labour in city factories. According to the new charter, migrant workers have the same rights to join the trade union as employees in companies and government agencies. ...

  10. NPC deputy for migrant workers needs more time to digest new role

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In our continuing series ahead of the opening of the annual meeting of the National People's Congress next week, He Huifeng talks to one of the first migrant-worker NPC deputies Until ... more than 130 million rural migrant workers by the end of 2006, but none had been nominated by a province as a representative to the top legislative body. Ms Hu will be one of three - along ...




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