Gov­ern­ment helps 3.7m work­ers get un­paid wages

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

The gov­ern­ment helped more than 3.7 mil­lion mi­grant work­ers get their un­paid wages to­tal­ing more than $5.1 bil­lion (35 bil­lion yuan) last year.

How­ever, the long-stand­ing prob­lem of mi­grant work­ers fail­ing to get paid remains a dif­fi­cult is­sue due to the chaotic con­struc­tion mar­ket and low penal­ties for break­ing the law, of­fi­cials said.

The to­tal of un­paid wages de­creased by 16.7 per­cent com­pared with 2015, said Wang Cheng, head of la­bor se­cu­rity su­per­vi­sion at the Min­istry of Hu­man Re­sources and So­cial Se­cu­rity.

Wage de­faults have been a prob­lem in China, es­pe­cially be­fore Spring Fes­ti­val, which fell on Jan 28 this year. Mi­grant work­ers who fail to get their wages and can’t get back home for the most im­por­tant fes­ti­val in China of­ten win wide­spread sym­pa­thy.

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