China news agency reported yesterday that Guangdong stands 3rd out of the 20 provinces/municipalities/autonomous regions in average salary of last year.
Beijing is the only region in China where employees from non-private sectors can earn over RMB 100,000 per year. The number is 2.4 times to that of Henan province, which appeared at the bottom of the list.
Guangdong so far stands No.3 on the list, 2 places up compared to 2013. However, the former second place Shanghai and the forth, Jiangsu, have not released their data yet.
Salary has once again become a hot topic among citizens in Guangdong as the province’s human resource and society security department issued a new regulation of wage payment for public review. The draft regulation set rules for many aspects of wage payment, thus it has achieved great public concerns. According to the new regulation, enterprises must pay the employees before the tenth day of the next month or they’ll get fined. Enterprises doing building projects are demanded to pay their workers for the period when work is suspended because of natural disasters. Moreover, workers can get revolving fund from the provincial government if their boss run away.
However, according to a survey from Southern Metropolis Daily, nearly 80% of interviewees feel that the new rules are too hard to implement.