Canada has announced a tightening of rules for hiring temporary foreign workers after a public outcry over abuses that saw Canadians losing their jobs.Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 2:45am
The Canadian government has announced a review of its programme for temporary foreign workers. It follows the controversial decision to import hundreds of Chinese coal miners for a Chinese-funded project in northern British Columbia.11 Nov 2012 - 5:52am
Few songs have been written addressing the issues of China's 200 million migrant workers, and among them even fewer still have been written by migrant workers themselves.28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Tired of shouldering the relatively higher wage burden of hiring migrant workers at its Shenzhen factory, one of the world's largest cap makers is heading to low-cost Bangladesh.
Pauline Ngan Po-ling, deputy chairwoman of Mainland Headwear, said fast-rising salaries and labour shortages made it increasingly hard to attract workers to replace those who leave.13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
As the secretary general of a psychological counselling hotline that offers its services free to the public, particularly to disadvantaged groups in Shenzhen, Zhang Yuewu has worked closely with people struggling through tough times.11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Provincial leaders in Guangdong eventually agreed on a blueprint for integrating migrants with the local population last week, but the deliberations over it were fraught with controversy.17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
About 1,500 people marched from Wan Chai to government headquarters yesterday to protest against a court ruling in favour of the right of abode for domestic helpers.
The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, which organised the march, said local workers could lose their jobs if a large number of migrant domestic helpers were given abode.24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Shenzhen's housing bureau withdrew a controversial ban on group petitioning for unpaid wages by migrant workers, Xinhuanet reported. The ban, announced last week, prohibited such petitions ahead of the Universiade Games in August. Critics said migrant workers' rights should not be undermined and questioned whether group petitioning fell under the bureau's ambit.10 May 2011 - 12:00am
Factory Girls by Leslie Chang Pan, HK$1172 May 2010 - 12:00am
Sun Heng is the chief executive of the non-governmental organisation Beijing Workers' Family and leader of the New Worker Art Troupe. Sun hails from Kaifeng, Henan, and has lived in Beijing since 1998. In the capital, he has been a porter, a salesman, a bar singer and a music teacher at a school for migrant workers' children.7 Mar 2010 - 12:00am