Tuesday, August 07, 2007

China Olympics 2008 - Built On The Backs Of The Poor

globeandmail.com: Olympics all work and no pay for migrant workers

>> He works for 10 hours a day, seven days a week, earning a meagre salary of $120 a month.

The 53-year-old migrant worker from Henan province is housed in a crowded dormitory, 15 workers in each room, without air conditioning or even a fan.

By mid-day, the suffocating heat can climb to 40 degrees [over 100 degrees Farenheit]. If he gets thirsty while he works, he has to pay for his own bottles of water.<<

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