Since 1 p.m., over 500 employees of South Korean EM-Tech Vietnam, which manufactures electrical parts, in Nghe An’s capital Vinh have been on strike. In sure workshops, lots of of employees continued with their jobs.
The employees mentioned they wished a increase from their 2021 pay; honest allowances; higher lunches and Covid-19 checks each Monday.
“Senior workers obtain the identical allowances as somebody who simply joined. That’s not honest,” mentioned a employee, explaining her cause for the strike. She added she’s presently receiving VND3.9 million ($171.35) as per the area’s minimal wage, plus additional time pay and allowances, totaling round VND6 million a month.
Thai Le Cuong, head of the Vinh confederation of labor, mentioned the corporate would improve employee’s pay in March. Relating to allowances, the corporate mentioned employees are mistaken: senior workers do obtain greater than newcomers. Relating to lunches, the corporate mentioned it could improve the worth of every meal from VND14,000 to VND16,000.
Cuong mentioned the corporate has carried out all obligatory Covid-19 prevention measures as determined by medical authorities however would take into account employee calls for for fast Covid-19 checks. Relating to employee salaries, the minimal wage for Vinh is presently round VND3.4 million, so the VND3.9 million the corporate’s presently providing shouldn’t be in opposition to the legislation.
After listening to the corporate and the labor confederation’s rationalization, employees halted their strike.
EM-Tech, working since 2012, has round 1,700 employees.
The identical day, at Nam Thuan in Nghe An’s Dien Chau District, round 200 employees additionally demanded a rise of their advantages and allowances.
Pham Duc Cuong, head of the confederation of labor in Dien Chau, mentioned the agency and authorities have succeeded in persuading employees to go dwelling.
The textile producer has over 1,000 employees.
In Ha Tinh, over 200 out of two,000 employees of South Korean firm Haivina in Nam Hong Industrial Park in Hong Linh City went on strike Tuesday to demand higher pay, Covid-19 assist and different allowances.
After about half-hour, the agency allowed the employees to go dwelling, whereas sure different operations continued.
The employees who went on strike mentioned their pay and advantages have been too low. Regardless of additional time pay and different allowances, every solely receives round VND4 million a month.
“I don’t take days off and solely get an allowance of VND180,000. One time once I needed to depart work round 20 minutes early, a part of my pay was deducted,” a employee mentioned.
Dinh Van Hong, deputy chairman of Hong Linh City Individuals’s Committee, mentioned the corporate is looking for opinions from its headquarters in South Korea and would reply to employees quickly.
Haivina manufactures sports activities and industrial clothes. It has over 2,000 employees.
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