13 Jan '12, 10am

Chinese town pays protesting workers after factory shuts

Chinese town pays protesting workers after factory shuts

HONG KONG - Authorities in a Chinese town helped pay more than 1,000 workers after they marched to the town government office when their toy factory shut down, the latest unrest to hit the manufacturing hub as global economic woes take a toll. Workers are desperate to safeguard jobs and keen to get their wages ahead of a major annual break for the Lunar New Year festival this month, when many migrant workers return home to far-flung villages. The government of Hengli town in the manufacturing hub of Dongguan in Guangdong province paid 90 per cent of the more than 1,000 workers more than two months of wages totalling about 8 million yuan (S$1.68 million), a town official surnamed Yu told Reuters on Friday. It was not clear why the government agreed to pay the workers although there have been instances in the past of district authorities paying workers when their employers c...

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