6,000 workers wildcat in Vietnam

On 3 July, some 6,000 workers at a Vietnam-based plant owned by textile manufacturer the Chutex Group went on strike over pay levels.

Submitted by Ed on July 9, 2008

The strike, which took place in the Song Than II Industrial Zone in the southern province of Binh Duong, asked the company's management to raise basic salaries by 15 per cent, and provide workers with accommodation and transportation costs. It was reported that the workers' current salaries are too low to cope with the country’s high inflation.

The company responded with an offer to raise salaries by 10 per cent but this was declined and the strike continued.

Supplying goods for many of the world’s top apparel brands, Chutex faced two strikes last year, forcing the company to increase pay. The most recent strike involved 5,000 workers.