Workers in China made to drink urine and eat cockroaches for failing to finish tasks: Report

Activists often describe labour conditions in China as harsh and unforgiving, where workers have to work excessive hours and live in crowded quarters on little wages.

According to the latest incident published in the ndtv, a Chinese home renovation company workers who failed to complete their tasks had to drink urine, eat cockroaches or get whipped by a belt in Beijing.

According to images and videos on Chinese social media cited by state media. Some even had to shave their heads or drink water from a toilet bowl and had their salaries denied by a month.

The state media reported that the punishments were all publicly given out in the presence of other staff, referring workers who had quit the company in the southwestern province of Guizhou.

Staff who did not wear leather shoes to work or failed to turn up in formal attire were given 50 yuan ($7.20) fines. Their misdeeds were duly recorded in little, white slips. But even then most of the staff chose to stay despite the punishments.

On the charge of humiliating three managers at the company were jailed from 5 to 10 days.