Sino Hydro workers complain of abuse (Zambia)

Author: Frederick Mwansa, Post (Zambia), Published on: 23 May 2014

Workers of Sino Hydro...have complained of abusive language and beatings by... Chinese supervisors...[They] told...member of parliament, Greyford Monde...that they suffered regular beatings...and [were] subject[ed]...to poor safety conditions...including failure to replace...protective clothes. The workers also complained of threats of being fired when they report the abusive language and physical abuse...One...worker...said..the Chinese...either bribe or threaten the[m]...so that they do not report...Sino Hydro...manager, He Zhijun, said..."Sino Hydro salaries are much higher than...other construction companies..."...He also said the company gave uniforms to the employees which include safety shoes, gloves, helmets [etc.]...every six months. He said a few employees sometimes misled the public and by so doing tainted the good image of the company. He said Sino Hydro...strictly subscribed to safety standards and adhered to all norms and traditions of the local people...He dismissed accusations that Chinese managers were beating employees.

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