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Civil Unrest in South China- Dispute Over Unpaid Wages

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 6, 2011

China has many events of a specie of ‘ civil disturbance’. These events can run into the hundreds of thousands. The chinadaily reports that in one such event in Guangzhou China, over 200 workers protested over a wage-related dispute over the weekend. I have seen tons of these while in China and usually what happened was that the capo or boss of the company simply did not want to pay the wages he’d agreed upon. For instance a local golf course would have a ‘disturbance’ every few months as the boss would simply not pay the workers. If they complain, and they did, the boss would simply not be around so the cops would say there is nothing they can do.

China daily

GUANGZHOU – More than 200 migrant workers gathered Monday night at a government building in south China’s Guangdong Province, protesting over a wage-related dispute that led to injury, authorities said.

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