Worker exposes ‘hard’ truth, faces hardship!

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/4/26 16:33:40

Illustrations: Peter C. Espina/GT

A construction worker surnamed Dou recently became an online hit after posting a video that showed low-ranking staff given unsafe hard hats by the contractor, while those used by the supervisory and managerial staff were stronger. Dou's video showing the comparison between the red and yellow hard hats received two million hits. The yellow head gear cracked under a strike by Dou while the red one withstood the impact. Chinese netizens raised a stink at the discrimination that put ordinary workers at risk in comparison to their more fortunate superiors. After posting the video, Dou could not find a job for two weeks as miffed labor contractors shunned him. Although he later was hired, the society and authorities need to pay more attention to such incidents and upright people like Dou who dare to bring such irregularities to light need to be awarded instead of being made to suffer. Authorities need to punish wrongdoers and protect the informers, lest honesty takes a hard hit.

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