The Shenzhen government fined 22 enterprises Monday for not
paying back wages and worker insurance.
The 22 enterprises received fine notices totaling 2 million yuan
(US$241,800) Monday from the Shenzhen Municipal Labor and Social
The Shenzhen Bao'an Wenle Lingsheng Electronics Company, a joint
venture of Hong Kong and Taiwan investors, was fined 1.37 million
yuan for failing to pay work injury insurance for its 613 employees
for three years. The factory said it would appeal.
The other 21 enterprises were fined for not paying employees for
overtime, back wages or collecting deposits.
The government imposed the fines after a two-month investigation on
The fines marked the first step of a labor protection operation
called Action Hurricane. The operation, launched Monday, targeted
labor law violations concerning back wages, low salaries and
"This action will handle each case urgently. Once a problem is
reported, relevant staff will immediately start investigation and
produce a solution as soon as possible," said Guan Lingen, the
The operation will last until June 20, and focus on construction,
manufacturing and catering services. The municipal labor and social
security bureau will set up hotlines to answer labor complaints and
assign expert groups to handle extremely complicated cases of labor
(Shenzhen Daily April 26, 2005)