Over 100 employees from Sinopacific Shipbuilding’s Dayang Shipyard protested at a local district government office in Yangzhou to complain about their salary payments being delayed.
The employees said they haven’t been paid for several months and was hoping the government could resolve the problem before the Chinese New Year.
After negotiations with the employees and the shipyard, the local government proceeded to pay the employees from a government account and will settle with the shipyard later.
In September 2015, over 1000 workers at Dayang Shipyard protested at the shipyard over unpaid salaries. Later Sinopacific said it had resolved the dispute, claiming that it has no financial difficulties in paying salaries with the delay due to an internal restructuring which slowed down the fund approval process.