The Guangdong Provincial Trade Union Federation will set up 30 wage monitoring centers around the province so as to provide a basis for adjusting minimum wage standards, setting wage guidelines and conducting collective bargaining in case workers’ wages are “raised”.
In 2014, Guangdong province witnessed 889 mass incidents, each involving more than 30 people and all triggered by labour disputes. 60 percent of the cases were related to wage arrears. Also on the rise were disputes arising from the inability on the part of employers to pay social insurance fees and the housing fund. To address the problem, the Guangdong Provincial Trade Union Federation tightened checks on wage payment for migrant workers, claiming back 425 million yuan in unpaid wages for migrant workers.