Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

5,000 workers go on strike in Viet Nam

Five-thousand workers staged a walk-out at a privately owned footwear company in northern Viet Nam, demanding better pay in light of nationwide inflation, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The shoe company had recently given the workers a raise, making the salary 38 percent higher than those paid at government owned firms.

Consumer prices in Vietnam are 21.3 percent higher than last year, according to the Vietnamese government. The article adds that, “A wave of strikes has hit companies across the country as the inflation rate has grown this year.”

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