By Horace Lu
A property developer in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, not only refused to pay its 2,000 migrant workers’ wages on time, but also beat them up when they had the audacity to demand for payment, leaving 37 wounded.
According to Changjiang Daily, the construction started in July, and by Oct. 26th, workers had finished one of the four buildings planned. However, apart from some basic allowances, they received no money.
On Oct. 28th, the developer suddenly suspended the construction but refused to pay workers’ wages.
After workers requested for their pay which totalled around 20mln yuan, on Nov. 2nd, a manager of the developer brought a gang of around 100 people armed with choppers and steel bars to beat the workers.
37 were wounded in the violence, with 9 of them in critical condition.
Amid the media exposure, the developer has since promised to pay part of the workers’ salary.