On June 21 and the morning of June 22, hundreds of workers angrily gathered at the companies, wanting to be paid salary, bonuses, and allowances in May and June and leave in 2017.
At noon of June 22, about 30 workers still gather at a business to claim salary
On the afternoon of June 22, a representative of the limited liability companies of Tadlack Production and Mitall (having operated since 2005 and 2007, respectively, under the ownership of a French businessman) in Cao An commune (Cam Giang) met and informed representatives of workers.
Because of financial difficulties, the two companies cannot pay their employees.
On the afternoon of June 22, representatives of the companies meet and inform workers about their financial difficulties
Earlier on June 21 and the morning of June 22, hundreds of workers angrily gathered at the companies to claim wages.
In the face of the incident, the People's Committee of Cam Giang district directed relevant branches of the district to grasp the situation.
The employees wanted to be paid salary, bonuses, and allowances in May and June and leave in 2017.
A representative of Cam Giang district Labor Confederation asks workers about their aspirations
Appropriate authorities of the district suggested working with the leader of the companies; however, the business owner was not in Vietnam at that time.
Valerie Belliveau - the representative of the companies (not authorized) - said the incident occurred due to the companies' difficulties.
The provincial Taxation Department inspected taxes at the two companies and proposed the recovery of about VND6 billion and a fine of around VND3.6 billion. The company leader did not agree and suggested a recovery amount of VND2 billion.
A deserted workshop
The companies are owing BIDV's Hai Duong branch about USD4.5 million. Since May 26, 2018, BIDV's Hai Duong branch has placed barriers in front of the companies' gates and blocked their accounts, affecting the production of the enterprises.
In addition, the businesses are over VND954 million in arrears with the social insurance of 272 employees by June 2018.
Employing nearly 300 workers, the limited liability companies of Tadlack Production and Mitall specialize in producing furniture for export.