Sunday, December 14, 2008

[olympiaworkers] Week-long strike in Vietnam factory ends Dec 13 2008

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

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