Two more shoe factories in Vietnam were on strike this month, as 4,000 workers walked out in Ho Chi Minh City while 3,000 struck at a Taiwanese owned factory in southern Long An province.
Rising food and consumer goods prices have led to a wave of strikes across Vietnam. The strike at Long An follows a strike and lockout of 17,000 workers in the same province last month. In November over 10,000 workers at a Nike factory struck in Ho Chi Minh city. Workers at Hanoi won a 38% wage increase, while those in Long An were still on strike for 10% at time of writing.