Over 4,000 workers returned to work on February 17 after striking for three days, when companies accepted their demand for a salary increase.
At Tan Thuan export processing zone, leaders of the Taiwanese company Vi Thai pledged to raise the minimum wages as per regulations along with an increase of food allowance from VND9,000 to VND12,000. They also agreed to pay a health risk allowance which accounted for 5 percent of the basic salary.
The company management board has also agreed to pay workers for the three days of the strike period when all work had been put on hold.
On the same day, 3,700 workers of the English company Theodore Alexander in Thu Duc District returned to work, after learning of the announcement of raise in basic salary and the hike in food allowance from VND2,000 to 4,000 per overtime hour.