Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia Warns Chinese Companies on Labor Abuses

by Reporter

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Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia Warns Chinese Companies on Labor Abuses

ADDIS ABABA – The Chinese embassy in Addis Ababa called an unprecedented meeting with all Chinese companies operating in Ethiopia last week, following repeated events such as labor issues and accusations involving Chinese companies working in the country. The Chinese embassy in Ethiopia confirmed such a communication had taken place but refused to go into details.

However, according to sources, the embassy went further and warned some of the companies regarding the consequences of their actions in the country.

Sources also confirmed that recent incidents involving the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) that had seven of its employee’s burn to death and dozens severely injured within what is to become the biggest stadium in the country – Adey Ababa Stadium was one of highlights of the discussion in the embassy. This was as a result of a fire that was started from a makeshift dormitory that was ordered to have been taken down on the order of local authorities’ weeks before the accident.

Neither the company officials nor the embassy were willing to confirm that the accident was what prompted the meeting that took place last week.

Nevertheless, Ethiopian workers at the stadium project accuse the contractors of substandard treatment of employees which number about 200 Chinese and 650 local workers. They accused the company of not providing them with adequate gears to do their work and that has resulted in various injuries and falls.

According to the reporter, among the hundreds of workers, there was no one that had a steel toe boots or gloves, while the Chinese workers were in full gear for a construction environment.The company claimed, later rescinded that it provided gloves and shoes to all the local workers.

The Deputy Manager of CSCEC, Zheng Chun Hua, told The Reporter last week of some of the action that company will take forward, including offering jobs to siblings of the deceased and investment on safety and dormitories.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Subject: Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia Warns Chinese Companies on Labor Abuses, by Reporter, Sep
    23, 2017

    Commentary, 23 Sept 2017
    Local Labour Abuse in Africa is NOT a new practice by foreign companies. In short, AFRICANS have no respect and consequently “normal” precautions and protections are NOT provided to Africans. And African labourers have no recourse to legal action other than to bow and accept the abuses of foreign companies that are well known to African Leaders. And so, the blind eye of ‘scratch my back; I will scratch yours’ goes on, and on, and on indefinitely.

    African people’s enemy are their own indigenous Dictatorial Leaders. This is a fact that can never be denied. Consequently, the attitude of foreign sleek robbers toward Africans has always been – and will always be – the most demeaning negative attitude towards the AFRICAN RACE. This is a fact that no rational person would deny.

    Let us take a: QUOTE “… recent incidents involving the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) that had seven of its employee’s burn to death and dozens severely injured within what is to become the biggest stadium in the country – Adey Ababa Stadium was one of highlights of the discussion in the embassy. This was as a result of a fire that was started from a makeshift dormitory that was ordered to have been taken down on the order of local authorities’ weeks before the accident. UNQUOTE.

    There is no question that had the “makeshift dormitory” was built for the Chinese personnel, every meticulous Chinese Standard, along with the Standard of the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO), would have been observed and respected to the utmost detail. No one can deny that fact. BUT NOT FOR AN AFRICAN RACE — even in his own turf !!!

    The African Race has lost its DIGNITY a long time ago and continues to this day, IN COLLUSION WITH AFRICAN DICTATORS, since the AFRICAN is taken as sub-human!!! The accident at “Adey Ababa Stadium” and countless ‘incidents’ anywhere in Africa proved beyond a shadow of a doubt.

    At this stage, the vicious enemy of Africa are the indigenous Dictatorial Africans who sold their souls and Africa for their individual selfish gain. To put it mildly, at this stage, the AFRICAN UNION (AU) as a whole is criminal for giving ‘blind eye’ in the cruel and unlawful activities, in collusion with foreign entities, against their own AFRICAN RACE. In such an atmosphere NO RESPECT FOR THE AFRICAN RACE WILL BE FORTHCOMING FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD. Respect and Dignity originates within thyself. AFRICA lost Respect and Dignity by thyself. THE END

  2. Addendum 23 Sept 2014
    It is worth noting that the next super power (“custodian”) of Africa will be the new most powerful super power in the world >>> CHINA. Now, poor Africa is embarking on new master with new language (*) for the new African generation who would be forced to face a new colonial power with artful mastery of colonialism. Why not?!? After all, Africa was a play ground of colonial Europe with devastating effect, impinging on the history, identity, culture, language, dignity of Black AFRICA. It was the Greatest Crime perpetrated upon the Black African People.
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    (*) Apparently a Chinese School has already been established in Nairobi, Kenya. The next may very well be in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Grin & Bear It — as the saying goes, since a Slave has no choice but to Obey.

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