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  1. Migrant workers turn screw on bosses

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... in the Pearl River Delta are trying everything to lure migrant workers to return to work after the Lunar New Year holiday. Perks and freebies are no longer enough to retain labourers; hard cash, ... already operating on thin profit margins. And the migrant workers are clearly relishing their new status. 'They are the king,' said Pauline Ngan Po-ling, deputy chairwoman of Mainland ...

  2. Flextronics honoured for aiding migrant workers

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez It takes a community, more than money, to keep migrant workers productive, motivated and happy in the mainland's intensely competitive manufacturing sector, according to Flextronics International. 'Migrant workers helped China become a manufacturing giant,' said Richard Wong, the Singapore firm's vice-president for global corporate social responsibility ...

  3. Wen appeals for better treatment of migrant workers

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao has called for better treatment of the nation's vast army of migrant workers and praised their contribution to the booming economy. Meanwhile, workers at a factory ... labour dispute in a month. In what appears to be a subtle government response to workers' discontent, Wen told a group of young migrant workers in Beijing that governments should put more ...

  4. Local economies hit after migrant workers leave

    Posted Jan 12th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... of the store was sealed, she said, by the collapse of Hong Kong-funded toymaker Smart Union Group (Holdings) and its dismissal of thousands of migrant workers that had formed the core of her customer ... factory left as many as 7,000 workers in Zhangmutou and 1,700 in Qingyuan unpaid and jobless. Its failure forced dozens of small shops in the neighbourhood out of business and Shun Xing is among ...

  5. Unions call for efforts to help settle migrants

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Young migrant workers from the mainland's vast, rural hinterland will spur reform of its hukou residential permit system according to a reported released yesterday by the official All-China Federation of Trade Unions. The report on the new generation of mainland workers called for the speeding up of efforts to help them settle in cities. Migrant workers born since ...

  6. Jobless migrants should not be seen as likely criminals

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Migrant workers unable to find a job in Shenzhen within three months could be placed on a blacklist of potential criminals, the city's police chief says. And that means ... of Hong Kong and Macau members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at a meeting in April the city was considering driving out millions of jobless migrant workers ...

  7. Suicides expose workers' anguish

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of workers' rights, but NGOs that cater to migrant workers also carry out skills training and run recreational activities and services for migrant workers' families, NGO practitioners say. ... fulfilling the non-material needs of workers was crucial. 'Migrant workers work long hours and are paid very little. Apart from work and overtime, they live a spiritually very deprived ...

  8. Reforming harsh system is better than nothing

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... especially in Guangdong, which has more migrant workers than any other province. Rudimentary pension, unemployment and industrial injury insurance have been introduced since the start of the financial crisis. These are a step in the right direction, but need to be extended much further to truly benefit Guangdong's 26 million migrant workers. Other provinces should follow its ...

  9. Apple vows action over worker suicides

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... services- another young migrant worker committed suicide last November at its Guanglan manufacturing complex in Shenzhen. Last month, a 25-year-old female employee jumped to her death from her ... Bien Perez Apple plans to pursue 'more aggressive audits' this year at the factories of its mainland suppliers in a bid to address key labour issues, following a series of worker ...

  10. 200,000 workers to get pay rise

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and other related departments were planning to set up local unions aimed at targeting young migrant workers to advise them on their financial management as well as improving their working ... Minnie Chan Foxconn is planning to give 200,000 workers in its Shenzhen factories an average pay rise of 20 per cent after a series of suicides in its factories. Protests over the 13 ...




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