The gap between highest and lowest-paid workers widens

Date: April 25, 2011
Source: China Daily

The gap between the capital's highest- and lowest-paid workers widened by almost 13,000 yuan in just three years, according to new statistics.

A survey of employees across 17 industries by researchers at the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences found the income divide stretched from 26,818 yuan in 2006 to 39,087 yuan in 2009.


Hong Kong introduces minimum wage

Date: May 01, 2011
Source: BNO News

HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- Hong Kong on Sunday introduced a minimum wage for the first time, Xinhua news agency reported.

Thousands March in Hong Kong on Labor Day for Pay, Benefits

Source: Bloomberg
Date: May 1, 2011 

Thousands of protesters marched in Hong Kong, demanding legislation to standardize work hours, overtime pay and an annual review of statutory minimum wage

Migrant workers soon to enjoy paid leave?

Date: January 23, 2011
Source: China Daily

GUIYANG - Migrant workers, or off-farm workers, in China should enjoy paid annual family-visit vacations as their urban counterparts, a political advisor in Southwest China's Guizhou Province had said.

Youngor to deduct 3 times of worker’s monthly wage for their taking leaves around Chinese New Year

Date: January 24, 2011
Source: Beijing Morning Post

A notice issued by Ningbo Youngor Sino-Japan Textile and Dyeing Co., Ltd (under Youngor Group, one of the largest shirt producers in China) stipulates that workers who take leaves within 5 days before or after Spring Festival will have a wage deduction 3 times of their monthly salary.  Surprisingly enough, the company admitted they are fully aware of the policy has breached the ‘Labor Contract Law’. ‘We are in need of more labors, as our products have to be exported to the US and some European countries right after the Chinese New Year. We can do nothing but to continue this policy,’ explained the spokesman of Youngor Group.

Hong Kong University sets higher minimum wage for outsourced workers

Date: January 26, 2011
Source: The HK Standard

City University has set an hourly minimum wage of HK$31 for its outsourced workers and a trade union will urge other universities to follow suit.

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