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  1. 20m migrants now out of work

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of the mainland's 130 million migrant workers were looking for jobs- twice the government's earlier estimate. Mr Chen said the number could reach 25 million this year. The bleak assessment came a day ... 'But the job prospects for migrant workers in 2009 will hinge on when the financial crisis bottoms out and on job-creation policies at the top.' Yu Jianrong, a research fellow ...

  2. Premier paints picture of stability despite fears of unrest over bleak job prospects

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... said yesterday as he pledged that the government would not let down its guard. Mr Wen said society remained stable as unemployment rose and migrant workers flocked home because they could ... not found jobs. Analysts estimate that 20 million of the 130 million migrant workers have returned to their homes as waning foreign demand batters exporters in coastal areas. The fear ...

  3. Welfare spending urged amid grim jobs forecast

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... with half having been out of work for more than three years. University graduates and the vast numbers of migrant workers were particularly vulnerable in the job market due to oversupply, the survey ... to produce graduates with the skills to fill vacancies in many sectors. The closure of factories along the eastern seaboard due to sagging overseas demand has forced at least 4 million migrant ...

  4. Fears number of infants in tainted-milk scandal will rise

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Raymond Li

    ... had been admitted to Shenzhen hospitals and all were the children of struggling migrant workers from Anhui, Henan, Hunan and Sichuan. Sanlu, 43 per cent owned by New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, dominates the infant formula market in rural areas, where farmer and migrant workers often find milk powder is easier than breastfeeding. Some believe it is healthier. Beijing has called ...

  5. Top global firms accused of double standards over unions

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... workplace safeguards to migrant workers. During the past two years, it has urged multinationals, particularly the top 500 global firms, to comply with the Trade Union Law. ... global firms including Microsoft and Morgan Stanley of 'failing to abide by' the country's Trade Union Law by preventing workers from forming union organisations. Mr Guo said some ...

  6. Migrant pupils forced to study in the gloom

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of the stigma associated with migrant workers, who were blamed for taking jobs away from locals. The principal said the school had cancelled computer classes and moved many classes outdoors to escape ... Raymond Li Hundreds of pupils at a Beijing school for migrant children have been forced to study without power for nearly two months after supplies were cut off amid a complex lease ...

  7. Officials won't say who died- for fear of more anger, experts believe

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... authorities were still identifying victims. As in other big mainland cities, a significant number of people in Urumqi are migrant workers, whose identities can be hard to confirm. But some experts ...

  8. Plea to make job hunt easier for graduates

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and the country's vast legion of migrant workers has alarmed the government because of the potential for social unrest. The new State Council directive also makes a course on job-hunting skills compulsory ...

  9. Deadly disaster tarnishes coal mine's safety record

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... migrant workers, have little bargaining power to safeguard their well-being because there are few trade unions to represent them,' he said. Professor Hu said the country's overreliance ... the operation was often used as an example of a state-managed mining operation that was unlike the thousands of private and unlicensed small mines blamed for thousands of worker deaths. Authorities have ...

  10. Strategy to help graduates find work

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... graduates and migrant workers were particularly vulnerable in the job market because of oversupply. According to the job survey, conducted by Cass's Institute of Sociology, about 5.6 million ...




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