Bet­ter deal at Tokyo nuke plant

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - BUSINESS -

TOKYO: The oper­a­tor of Ja­pan’s wrecked Fukushima nu­clear plant will dou­ble the pay of con­tract work­ers as part of a re­vamp of op­er­a­tions, af­ter crit­i­cism for its han­dling of clean-up ef­forts.

Tokyo Elec­tric Power Co said it will also tighten su­per­vi­sion and im­prove meals and other con­di­tions at the site where three re­ac­tors melted down in March 2011 af­ter an earth­quake and tsunami.

A Reuters in­ves­ti­ga­tion last month found work­ers’ pay was be­ing skimmed, some were hired un­der false pre­tences and some con­trac­tors had links to or­gan­ised crime gangs.

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