A factory in Guangdong, China, is facing a backlash from workers and online after issuing fines of US$3 to people who take more than one toilet break during their eight-hour shift. Photo: Getty Images A factory in Guangdong, China, is facing a backlash from workers and online after issuing fines of US$3 to people who take more than one toilet break during their eight-hour shift. Photo: Getty Images
A factory in Guangdong, China, is facing a backlash from workers and online after issuing fines of US$3 to people who take more than one toilet break during their eight-hour shift. Photo: Getty Images
China economy

‘The workers are lazy’: why a company in China fines staff for toilet breaks

  • The company in Guangdong province started fining workers 20 yuan (US$3) for using the lavatory more than once a day, claiming it was to counter laziness at work
  • While some internet users supported the company’s decision, many more lambasted it for exploiting staff. The local government said the fines were illegal

Topic |   China economy
A factory in Guangdong, China, is facing a backlash from workers and online after issuing fines of US$3 to people who take more than one toilet break during their eight-hour shift. Photo: Getty Images A factory in Guangdong, China, is facing a backlash from workers and online after issuing fines of US$3 to people who take more than one toilet break during their eight-hour shift. Photo: Getty Images
A factory in Guangdong, China, is facing a backlash from workers and online after issuing fines of US$3 to people who take more than one toilet break during their eight-hour shift. Photo: Getty Images
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