Custodians strike outside Shanghai’s Xinhua Hospital to protest low wages

At 8am this morning, an assortment of employees from a cleaning company refused to perform their regular morning custodial duties at the Xinhua Hospital in Shanghai’s Yangpu district, and assembled for a strike over low wages.

The scene outside the Shanghai Jiaotong University-affiliated hospital consisted of the custodians, who are contracted by the hospital for cleaning, deliveries and other service work, clogging up the hospital entrance for emergencies while engaging with regular hospital staff and Zhang Q. Public’s.

The cleaning staff apparently staged the strike after negotiations for better salary, rest periods and other improvements with their company were reaching a dead-end.

The situation currently remains unresolved.

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