Hotel workers fight back in low paid service jobs

29 Aug 2017 Ferado

China’s hotel workers are among the lowest paid in the country, though they account for more than their fair share of resistance to poor working conditions.

Although the hotel industry accounts for only 1.5% of employment, according to official statistics, hotel workers make up 2.6% of all worker collective actions, according to CLB’s strike map; in services alone, hotel worker actions account for 15% of strikes and protests in the industry so far this year.

The hotel industry is just the latest example of how low pay and poor working conditions stand behind the booming service industry. According to the latest government statistics, hotel workers are among the lowest average paid of any industry:

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