Week-long strike in Vietnam factory ends

Wildcat strikers at a South Korean owned firm returned to work yesterday 11 December gaining promises of improved working conditions.

Submitted by Steven. on December 13, 2008

Thanhniennews.com reported that on Thursday last week, around 1,300 workers gathered in front of Doosan Vina Company office in the Dung Quat Economic Zone in the central Quang Ngai Province to demand proper treatment and payment of allowances.

At a meeting on Wednesday, Doosan Vina management said they would soon set up a labor union, improve the quality of food, guarantee safety, and behave better with employees.

Other demands concerning pay rises and a range of allowances will be considered later, they said.

Doosan Vina makes cranes, pressure tanks and filtering devices.

The meeting was attended by the striking workers, Nguyen Hoa Binh, deputy chief of the Communist Party Unit of Quang Ngai and the provincial People’s Committee vice chairman Le Quang Thich.

The strike on Thursday followed up on another by more than 200 workers three days earlier.