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Flexcom staff end week-long strike

Update: November, 08/2012 - 12:27

BAC GIANG - The majority of Garment Flexcom Viet Nam workers who went on strike two weeks ago seeking better working conditions have returned to work, said Bui Van Khuoc, vice-chairman of the city trade union.

However, about a dozen workers are still refusing to work because they are not satisfied with the company's solutions, he added.

On October 23, 1,400 employees of Flexcom Viet Nam, based in Dinh Ke commune in the northern province of Bac Giang, staged a walk-out, demanding better salaries and other allowances linked to their seniority, mileage and overtime work.

A post-strike discussion was held with the workers by the city's trade union, the department of labour, invalids and social affairs and the company leaders.

Flexcom Viet Nam said it could not increase salaries immediately because of current economic difficulties, but they promised to ensure wages meet the State regulated minimum salary by January 2013.

The company promised to keep working time limited to eight hours per day, while those working overtime will be paid 150 per cent on weekdays, 200 per cent on Sundays and 300 per cent on national holidays.

Free meals will be provided to those working more than 4 hours overtime in a day.

The company pledged that anyone who quits their job will promptly receive their insurance book, while also promising to be nicer to the workers. - VNS

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