The full report (in Chinese only) can be downloaded here: 檢視廣東省社保補繳程序及服務-15 個工友追討個案綜述
In Guangdong Province, migrant workers are often deprived of their pension insurance, and employers illegally owing them pension contributions had been rampant. In recent years, many workers have demanded the recovering of social security payments. This becomes a trend in workers’ rights protection and has gradually captured our attention.
From the end of 2019 to mid-2020, we conducted in-depth interviews with more than ten workers who worked in Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen and Huizhou who are also in the process of recovering pension insurance. In this report, we focus on these four aspects: 1. workers’ understanding of the pension system and their own rights; 2. actions taken to recover social security contributions; 3. different experiences that male and female workers may encounter; 4. respondents’ retirement plans and the importance of pension insurance to them. The following are the four main challenges that we have found regarding the social security payment: