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China strengthens labor and social security inspection

06-03-2011 08:54 BJT

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China is strengthening its labor and social security inspection, through a new management system, called the Twin Networks. It links face-to-face contact, with information management to maximize effectiveness. The Twin Networks approach, is being piloted in 60 cities around the country, and will gradually be implemented nationwide. Our reporter Han Bin followed the process in the southwestern city, of Chengdu.

Labor inspection in rural China.

Assistant inspector Lin Daoqing is responsible for the 269 registered workers in Hongsha community.

Hello, Ms. Huang. We've come to get information

on your company's labor matters.

How many workers do you employ?

"Eight."

How long have you been working here?

"I came here last year."

Did you get a year-end bonus?

"Yes."

Lin Daoqing, Assistant Labor Inspector of Hongsha Community, Chengdu said "Our daily job is to go to the grass-root companies, talk with the employers, publicize labor laws and regulations, get the information from each company, and enter it into or update our networks."

China is strengthening its labor and social security inspection, through
a new management system, called the Twin Networks. It links face-to-face
contact, with information management to maximize effectiveness. The Twin
Networks approach, is being piloted in 60 cities around the country, and
will gradually be implemented nationwide.

On another inspection, Gao Fei is heading to a joint venture. He's responsible for more than 8,000 registered workers in Gaoxin District.

This paper products factory is a pillar of industry in Chengdu. It has nearly 200 employees; most of them are migrant workers.

Manager Chen, I'm a labor inspector for Gaoxin District.

We've come to finish collecting our labor information.

All of our workers have signed labor contracts.

They're paid on a monthly basis.

These are the materials Gao Fei uses to educate companies. They include China's laws on Social Insurance, Labor Contracts, and Labor Arbitration.

Gao Fei, Labor Inspector of Gaoxin District, Chengdu said "In the past, companies had a somewhat uncooperative attitude towards our inspections. They used to think that labor inspectors only came to enforce laws and punish them, rather than provide services to help them. With the implementation of the Twin Networks management, the image of inspectors has improved, and the companies have started to realize the added value of our services."

Back in the office, Gao and his colleagues update the information for the Twin Networks.

Under the system, cities, town and rural areas are divided into grids, and labor inspectors and assigned to each one. The information gathered on each company's employment practices, is entered into the database.

Du Xiyuan, Director of Labor Security Inspection Brigade said "With China's social and economic development, labor inspection continues to be an active agent to respond to the emerging challenges. The mobile workforce requires our inspections on a regular basis, to ensure compliance with the laws and to achieve decent work for all."

China's law gives all citizens the right to report any violation of labor and social security laws.

Yan Baoqing, Director General of Chinese Bureau of Labor Inspection said "From 2011 to 2015, we have made the Twin Networks management a significant strategic task of the labor and social security inspection. It's a result of supervision-mode innovation based on scientific information management. It's to transform a passive and responsive law enforcement mode into an active and preventive one."

Gao Fei is busier than ever. As one of the only 200 inspectors now in the city, he sees a difficult road ahead.

Assistant inspector Lin Daoqing is a woman on a mission. She knows there will still be a long way to go before all workers get the same rights under the same laws. And she wants to help make it happen.

 

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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