Friday, August 22, 2014   

Yue Yuen workers to get welfare payments
(04-17 17:08)

The company that operates a factory in Dongguan, where thousands of workers have been striking in protest over social insurance payments, says it will start making welfare payments to staff from May 1st.
It hopes to settle the issue by the end of 2015.
That's according to representatives of workers advocacy groups, who met with the company after staging a protest outside their Tsim Sha Tsui office.
The executive director of Globalisation Monitor May Wong who attended the talks said the company is working on a settlement plan that it hopes would please all the workers.
Yue Yuen produces shoes for foreign brands, including Adidas and Nike.
Rights groups also say local police beat and detained a number of those protesting. --RTHK   
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