Over 600 Ho Chi Minh City workers have halted work for the last two days in protest of their Japanese employer Toyo Precision’s announcement it would give them a minimum year-end bonus of only VND100,000 ($4.27).
Global slump pushes communist country from export boom to salary gloom.
A wave of class struggle, rising all over the world, is approaching Vietnam. Under increasing financial pressure, sections of the Vietnamese working class have engaged in furious wildcat struggles.
Wildcat strikes by workers increased by 40 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor.
Pham Thi Tuoi rushed into the kitchen after parking her bike in front of the door at around 8 pm to grab some rice.
Around 1,000 tech and textile workers in Nghe An and Ha Tinh Provinces in central Vietnam went on strike Tuesday over pay and benefit demands.
Approximately 5,000 workers from a leather shoe manufacturing company in central Nghệ An Province returned to work on Monday (Feb 14), after six days on strike.
Thousands of employees at Pou Chen, the world’s largest manufacturer of branded sports footwear, went on strike at a factory in southern Vietnam on Friday, demanding better year-end bonuses, state media reported.
Hundreds of GrabBike riders on Monday turned off their app and gathered at the company’s office to protest its increased commission rate after the government raised tax.