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Laos: Lao-China railway workers remain unpaid as Chinese employers depart following COVID-19

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26 April 2020

Laos: Lao-China railway workers remain unpaid as Chinese employers depart following COVID-19

Author: Sidney Khotpanya & Roseanne Gerin, Radio Free Asia

"Local Workers on Lao-China Railway Say They Have Gone Without Pay For Months", 21 April 2020

Up to 30 Lao laborers working on a nearly completed railway project that will connect landlocked Laos with China say that they have not been paid in three to four months, because their Chinese employers left the area and went home early this year amid the spread of the coronavirus.

Workers, especially heavy truck drivers, in Na Mo district of northwestern Laos' Oudomxay province [said] that their Chinese bosses have not given them a reason for the salary delays or informed them when they will be paid.
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Workers are concerned about the delayed compensation because they do not have enough money now to buy food, pay their rent, or purchase essential items for their families, the truck driver said.

Though some workers want to quit their jobs, they are putting up with the situation because they have nowhere else to turn for employment, he said.

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Author: Sidney Khotpanya & Roseanne Gerin, 亚洲自由电台

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“参与老中铁路项目建设的老挝工人表示,他们已经几个月没有发工资”,2020年4月21日

30名老挝工人说,中国雇主在年初新冠疫情爆发后回国,他们已经三四个月没有发工资。他们参与建设的连接内陆国老挝和中国的铁路项目已几近完工。

位于老挝西北乌多姆赛省(Oudomxay)那磨区(Na Mo district)的工人,特别是那些重型卡车司机表示,中国雇主对迟发工资没有进行解释,也没有告诉他们何时会补发工资。

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一名卡车司机说,工人们对迟发工资的事特别担心,因为他们没有足够的钱付房租和购买食品及其他必需品。

他还说,虽然有部分工人想辞职,但因为找不到其他的工作,不得不忍受现状。

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Author: Sidney Khotpanya & Roseanne Gerin, 亞洲自由電台

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“參與老中鐵路項目建設的老撾工人表示,他們已經幾個月沒有發工資”,2020年4月21日

30名老撾工人說,中國雇主在年初新冠疫情爆發後回國,他們已經三四個月沒有發工資。他們參與建設的連接內陸國老撾和中國的鐵路項目已幾近完工。

位於老撾西北烏多姆賽省(Oudomxay)那磨區(Na Mo district)的工人,特別是那些重型卡車司機表示,中國雇主對遲發工資沒有進行解釋,也沒有告訴他們何時會補發工資。

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一名卡車司機說,工人們對遲發工資的事特別擔心,因為他們沒有足夠的錢付房租和購買食品及其他必需品。

他還說,雖然有部分工人想辭職,但因為找不到其他的工作,不得不忍受現狀。

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