Migrant workers’ high incomes not that rosy – People’s Daily Online

English: Logo of the People's Daily 中文: 人民日报题字

English: Logo of the People’s Daily 中文: 人民日报题字 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This is an excellent MUST READ article from China’s People’s Daily Online. Check it out!

via Migrant workers’ high incomes not that rosy – People’s Daily Online.

As I read the description of the migrant worker’s typical day, my mind moved to Europe with it’s economic difficulties, where despite massive youth unemployment, many people are shy of hard work to earn a real day’s wage. Europe, of course, typically has a bigger social security safety net than China. In Europe, the dirty jobs are often not good enough for the indigenous population, so they typically go to immigrant labor, creating tensions. Incidentally, in China, the migrant worker also misses out on public services, like healthcare which are available to local people living in prosperous cities like Beijing and Shanghai.

Anyway, indigenous European workers need not break into a sweat reading the article, the bureaucrats at the the European Commission will no doubt intervene with health and safety regulations. Of course, even in Europe, health and safety regulations would probably not be practiced strictly for the the work hungry immigrant laborers.

By the way, one Chinese Yuan Renminbi is currently worth approximately six US Dollars.

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