1,000 Vietnamese shrimp processing workers on strike

Nearly 1,000 workers have gone on strike to protest a wage cut at a Singaporean shrimp processing factory in Vietnam.

Submitted by Ed on June 10, 2007

According to wire agency AFP, the workers at Amanda Foods are protesting against the company's decision to cut salaries to S$37.50 (600,000 dong) a month. Manual labourers in Vietnam typically earn around S$50 a month.

The report quoted the chairman of the local labour federation, Doan Van Day, as saying he is "working with the company management to find an appropriate solution to the conflict".

The company's office in Singapore, when contacted by Channel NewsAsia, said the directors were not available for comment. It said "they're neither in Singapore nor Vietnam at the moment".