Yangzhou Guoyu Shipyard caught in worker salary dispute

Yangzhou Guoyu Shipyard caught in worker salary dispute

China’s Yangzhou Guoyu Shipyard, a subsidiary shipyard of Wuhan Guoyu Group, is caught in a salary dispute with its employees due to the yard’s financial difficulties.

The shipyard is said to owe about RMB30m ($4.56m) in salary payments to a total of over 1,000 workers, who are now seeking help from local authorities. The workers already staged a protest at the end of 2015, however the shipyard is still unable to pay them.

The local labor supervision department has ordered the shipyard to find a solution as soon as possible. The shipyard said it is suffering from debt issues and is now waiting for its parent company to make the salary payments, although a date of when this might happen hasn’t been given.

When contacted by Splash, an official at Wuhan Guoyu Group declined to comment.

In November 2015, Singapore’s Pioneer Marine cancelled orders for three bulkers at the yard while delaying another five.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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