Some 350 workers at a Taiwanese-owned garment company in central Vietnam struck work Monday demanding higher wages and lower workload.
Thanhniennews.com reported that the workers of Sportteam Corporation said they were paid VND490,000 (US$30) monthly but had to work up to 14 hours daily. They also had to work overtime and night shifts regularly without extra pay.
Vietnam regulates a minimum wage of VND710,000 ($44) for foreign invested sector.
Local labor authorities, while mediating between the company and the workers, found out that the two sides did not have labor contracts.
The company said they would welcome workers back to work tomorrow. The authorities, however, said many disputes were still being solved.