Vietnamese garment workers strike

More than 200 workers of Korean-owned Takyung Vina Company, a garment processor in Ho Chi Minh City’s Hoc Mon District, went on strike Tuesday seeking payment of unpaid salaries.

According to workers, they have not been paid their August salary despite continuing to bear heavy workloads.

The company owes VND500 million (US$30,000) in August salaries but blames late payments from customers for the delay in payment, local authorities said.

A Takyung Vina representative had suggested the company give advance payments of VND200,000 ($12) to each worker, but the offer was rejected by the workers. The Korean employer has promised to pay the outstanding salaries by September 26.