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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 ... housing- which mainly caters to city dwellers- so migrant workers could also afford it. Klaudia Lee ...

  7. Protest of 1,000 migrant workers turns violent, says rights group

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Lilian Zhang in Shanghai About 1,000 disgruntled migrant workers clashed with police in a suburb of Shanghai on Monday, a rights group said yesterday. More than 300 police ... and Democracy said in a statement. The centre said it had been told by witnesses that the clashes took place when migrant workers at Shanghai Yixin Factory in Minhang district in the southwest ...

  8. 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 ...

  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. Aids awareness film aims to overcome myths among urban migrant workers

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... targeting the mainland's legions of migrant workers. The mild-mannered farmer said he worried about being identified from the film and any resulting repercussions. 'But I have no regrets ... Official statistics put the number of migrant workers at 150 million, most of them poorly educated men who know little about the virus. Sun Xinhua, a Ministry of Health HIV/Aids specialist, said ...




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