As the flow of migrant workers dry up in parts of the Pearl River Delta, the number of student workers and interns are on the rise. Hiring workers from vocational schools can solve short-term production problems for factories.
But the legal ground for hiring young students and interns is often unclear. What rights do these workers have at the workplace? Under what conditions is it allowed to employ a student, and what are the regulations concerning social insurance and wages for these groups?
These issues will be discussed at an upcoming workshop organized by the company INFACT together with Swedish childrens right’s organization CCR CSR in Shenzhen on May 20th. The event is partially funded by the Embassy’s CSR-Center and the Embassy’s Counsellor for Labour Market Affairs, Oscar Berger, will hold the introduction speech.