Chinese workers may be the most industrious in the world, according to a recent German survey, but an international labor expert also said they are overworked, China Daily reported Friday. China ranked the highest in industriousness, followed by Germany and the United States, the report said, citing a survey released by employment website Monster Worldwide and GfK, the largest global market research institute in Germany. Zhou Haibin, an officer with the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) China and Mongolia Office, said “a lot of industries and transactions are shifting to China, that’s why Chinese employees are busier than employees in other nations”. However, Chinese workers are unable to “safeguard their rights for legitimate working hours and annual paid leaves”, Zhou was quoted as saying.
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