Migrant workers receive their pay before the Spring Festival, Changzhou City, Jiangsu
Province, January 18, 2020. /CFP

With the Spring Festival approaching, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
urged officials to make sure migrant workers get their full pay on time
at a State Council executive meeting on Wednesday.
Premier Li began by recognizing the positive results achieved in
settling back pay issues. He called for greater efforts in undertaking
specific rectification work regarding the issue, and urged officials to
establish sound and lasting mechanisms.
To ensure migrant workers get their pay before the Spring Festival
which falls on February 12 next year, Li said the responsibility of
managing timely pay must be given to a certain department and
The premier called on government and state-owned enterprises to take
the lead in settling the back pay issue.
Noting the positive results achieved by the supporting policies
targeted on unemployed migrant workers and those who are in need,
Li said the policy should be carried on with unchanging intensity.

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