Monday, April 14, 2008

Shoe factory workers strike in Vietnam

About 3,000 workers at a Taiwanese shoe factory in Vietnam are on strike, demanding higher salaries to help cope with inflation.The office manager of the Emperor footwear company in southern Long An province, says they want a salary increase of about 10 per cent.The strike began Friday night and is still going as negotiations continue with management.A strike of more than 15,000 workers hit a factory that makes shoes for Nike in Long An earlier this month.Workers also asked for a salary increase.Vietnam's consumer prices have risen sharply this year including the cost of essentials such as rice.
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