○ Every year puma basket heart patent bianche , millions of migrant workers find themselves denied payment before they go home for Spring Festival
○ Many are left with no choice and react in extreme ways, such as attempting suicide or organizing riots to get their back wages
Migrant workers build a train station. Photo:CFP
Some workers finally get their pay after police intervention. Photo:CFP
When her husband didn't come home on the night of January 12, He Huining called him up. She was told that he was still waiting for his boss to come back to the office so he could get the wages he was owed.
The next morning, she was told to go to their local Shaanxi Province county hospital. Her husband had drunk pesticide and was in intensive care.
Her husband Zheng Xiyun, 54, has been a laborer for a construction company since 2013. The company still owes him and dozens of his colleagues over 500 puma creepers nere oro ,000 yuan ($73,166.8) in back wages. He had been pressing his boss for the money for weeks, according to a local newspaper.
"I don't care about the money, I just want him back," He told a local newspaper on January 15.
Such incidents occur all over the country, especially before Spring Festival puma creeper velvet burgundy , when millions of migrant workers bring their savings back home. Disputes often end with violent clashes and protests. The authorities sometimes step in to help mediate the disputes and force the companies to pay up, but bureaucracy and political pressure to maintain stability often undermines any role they could play. In the face of the country's slowing economy, there are no signs of such incidents decreasing any time soon.
There were over 277 million migrant workers in China by the end of 2015 with an average monthly income of around 3,000 yuan. According to a National Bureau of Statistics report released in April 2016, about 1 percent of migrant workers were owed back wages, 0.2 percentage points higher than the year before.
In 2015 puma rihanna creeper rosa , migrant workers were owed on average 9,788 yuan, or more than three months' average wages, according to the bureau. Most of the workers who were owed back pay were in the construction sector. The report also said that those who work in central and western parts of China were more likely to be owed back wages than those who work in China's more developed areas in the eastern parts of the country.
Protests in general have been on the rise in China in recent years as workers become more aware of their rights and assertive in demanding they be respected.
In 2015, the number of strikes and worker protests in China hit a record annual high of 2,774 incidents puma rihanna creeper bianche , doubling the number recorded in 2014, according to the China Labor Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based labor watchdog.
In the first half of 2016, this number has continued to rise, jumping 20 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.
Many factories, especially in prosperous eastern coastal areas and Guangdong Province adidas superstar slip on uomo , have had to shut down or downsize as China's economy slows, exports slide due to weak global demand and firms move their factories to Southeast Asia for cheaper labor. Chinese manual workers often find themselves without basic social security and are sometimes abandoned by their bosses overnight.
Aside from the traditional construction, manufacturing and processing sectors, the payment problem has been prevalent in new online sectors.