CHINA Migrant workers paid 5.7 billion yuan in owed wages

CHINA

Migrant workers paid 5.7 billion yuan in owed wages

People's Daily app

11:15, January 21, 2019

Qiu Xiaoping, vice-minister of Human Resources and Social Security, said a 100-day special law enforcement action on migrant workers' wage payment was launched starting on November 1 of last year. So far, a total of 28,000 cases of unpaid wages for migrant workers were investigated and dealt with in various localities, totaling 5.7 billion yuan for 389,000 migrant workers.

In the next two weeks, they will further strengthen the supervision responsibilities of the local government and departments, and do their best to deal with the problem and ensure the safety of the public. They will urge local governments to give priority to paying off the wages of rural migrant workers in projects funded by the government that are in arrears. Other enterprises that fail to pay their migrant workers' wages shall be ordered to solve the problem within a time limit before the Spring Festival. If the payment is not settled within the prescribed time limit, the offender shall be given a punishment according to law. Those suspected of committing crimes shall be transferred to the public security organs for investigation in a timely manner so that the vast number of migrant workers can get their salaries and go home safely for the Spring Festival.

(compiled by:Zhao Yingbo)

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