Strikes, labor shortages, high suicide rates among migrant factory workers are remolding
However, when they leave their homes they are also leaving behind all benefits of citizenship; their kids can’t even go to public schools where they work. They only have rights where their household is registered and it takes a substantial bribe to obtain residence elsewhere. So they drop the kids off at relatives and trudge off to the East Coast. Often they wind up in large dormitories, or ten to a small room, and sometimes under harsh conditions. They generally earn low pay and receive no benefits; simply put, they are second class citizens in their own country and are mercilessly exploited.
For the leadership and the middle class, this works out fine since low pay makes
Moreover, urbanites don’t have to share their city with rural riffraff. Well, at least not much; migrants are largely isolated from the city at large. Also the government is deathly afraid that loosening up residence requirements will result in large migrations to the big cities, so on all counts (except the humanitarian one, of course) the present system serves their purposes well.
However, the natives are getting restless and believe they have the right to a larger share of
Migrant workers have social and demographic factors in their favor since
This all portends the beginning of the end of