Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news
All of Shanghai's migrant workers have received their overdue salaries, with
nearly 700 million yuan (US$89 million) reimbursed over the past three years,
Shanghai Municipal government spokeswoman Jiao Yang said at yesterday's regular
By the end of last year, up to four million people from
outside the city had worked in Shanghai, with migrant laborers accounting for
nearly 85 percent. Migrant workers help boost the city's local economic
development. To protect their legal rights, the Shanghai Labor and Social
Security Bureau is offering around-the-year services for them. Upon receiving
reports from its hotline, the authority will take prompt action. Nearly 750,000
migrant workers received a delayed payment of nearly 700 million yuan over the
past three years, Jiao said.
To save costs for these workers, local
districts and counties established labor-dispute solving institutions, with a
total of 30,000 disputes resolved and more than 100 million yuan reimbursed for
50,000-plus workers, Jiao stressed.
Migrant workers can enjoy the same
employment services as locals, including free job introductions, guidance,
policy-consulting and insurance payments. The city has carried out equal labor
policies for both migrant workers and local residents, including minimum wage,
work hours and conditions, Jiao said.
Shanghai will establish a system
specifically to solve the overdue salary problem of migrant workers to enhance
management of their employment.