China faces troubling strikes from coal miners
(MENAFN) Upon months of unpaid wages and worries that government calls to reorganize their state-owned employer will lead to mass layoffs, thousands of miners in China's coal-rich north have gone on strike.
In accordance, the current condition in Heilongjiang demonstrates the dilemma faced by Chinese authorities, who say they want to reform the world's second-largest economy and at the same time seek to avoid unrest.
Additionally, striking miners held large banners demanding back pay, and it appears that their key request is to get the delayed incomes from the past several months, and it doesn't seem it'll cool off anytime soon.
In general, China's state-owned enterprises are plagued by overcapacity, and a recent statement has blamed the firm's financial woes on inefficiency, saying that it uses numerous numbers of labors to produce small amounts of coal.
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