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More than 2,500 Nghệ An workers end strike

Update: October, 18/2016 - 17:36
More than 2,500 workers out of Matrix Vinh Ltd Company – a toy producer in Bắc Vinh Industrial Zone in central Nghệ An Province – were on strike for 14 days, calling on the company to improve working conditions and wages. — Photo baonghean.vn
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NGHỆ AN — More than 2,500 workers of Matrix Vinh Ltd Company – a toy producer in Bắc Vinh Industrial Zone in central Nghệ An Province – ended their strike and resumed work yesterday.

The workers had been on strike for 14 days, calling on the company to improve working conditions and wages.

Following negotiations, the company leaders agreed to increase the lunch allowance of workers from VNĐ12,000 to VNĐ15,000 per meal, consider increasing the salary according to seniority, reduce quota of products made in some stages and install more punch clocks for employees.

The workers said they went on strike because of the harsh working conditions and high pressure of product quota, while allowance was minimal. They had complained several times to the company’s leaders but were ignored.

The province’s Labour Department, representatives from the Bắc Vinh industrial zone and the company organised negotiations between the company leaders and workers.

Matrix Vinh Ltd Company, a wholly foreign invested enterprise operating since 2011, produces toys for export. — VNS

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