Many people expect high wages for the work, because of radiation fears. In reality, the wages are about the same as those for regular construction work.

Shunichi Hirotani, an official at the Hello Work public job placement center for Fukushima Prefecture, which is facing severe labor shortages for decontamination work following the 2011 nuclear crisis. (Daily Yomiuri)

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    kimuzukashiiiii

    Well .... They SHOULD be paid very high wages for the work.

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    zichi

    Temporary workers at the Fukushima plant should be getting ¥50,000 per day, plus accommodation allowance, plus free healthcare.

    Temporary workers doing decontamination should be earning ¥25,000 per day, plus accommodation allowance, plus healthcare.

    Contractors and sub-contractors have laid off workers because of the snow but didn't give the legal 30 days notice or pay in lieu of notice. They just asked them to return in March.

    The gov't needs to open a labor office in Fukushima for dealing with all the complaints and problems.

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    zichi

    Until the gov't gets a total grip on the situation there'll be a catalog of illegal practices and abuses of the workers. Non payment of wages, illegal deductions for commissions, over charging for accommodation provided. The low education level nuclear gypsies and day laborers are powerless in dealing with many of their complaints.

    The gov't needs to ban the use of sub-contractors providing workers for the decontamination and work at the atomic plant.

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    whiskeysour

    Foot in the mouth statement again - Well, he should " Lead By Example " and go out there and shovel some of the clean up too. It's much worse than Chernobyl.

    Hello Work is not going to provide health insurance. I am truly sorry for the unknown amount of people cleaning up the radiation and will get infected by the radiation. We will never know who these people and the sacrifice they made for the clean up. If it's anything like the K-19 personnel experienced, I am truly saddened.

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    whiskeysour

    Wanted: Looking for Construction workers in 3rd world countries.

    Soon this will be a reality.

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