Casual employees accuse Chinese construction company of mistreatment
SEE ALSO :County begins construction of 20km roadWhereas a majority of casual labourers are not conversant with Chinese language, the employer is accused of communicating to them in Mandarin. “Look, we have been having communication barrier with the employer because documentation is done in Chinese, information we do not understand,” said Ng’ang’a. The management is also accused of deducting Sh550 monthly from their salaries to cater for their medical expenses through the National Hospital Insurance Fund yet the money is allegedly not remitted. Another employee Stephen Gachiar said other deductions include Sh1,000 when tippers get a tyre puncture, Sh1,000 for carrying a passenger in the vehicle, Sh500 for paving way for small cars along the road during work. Vincent Hsu, for the company, dismissed the claims saying contractor was adhering to labour laws.